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When a man tells you a thing after 
listening for fifteen minutes over the 
phone when the day is hot, not warm 
but hot, you may be sure he feels what 
he says. So save your grain of salt for 
another time. 

Governor McCall discussed us just 
the same as he would a piece of ma- 
chinery and it is quite fitting for me 
to say right now that " we are there". 

You are there" began the Gover- 
nor. "There isn't a slouch among you. 
You marched by here hot long ago and 
I was struck by the splendid, yes won- 
derful appearance you made. You are 
a fine looking crowd. Meet any of you 
on the street anywhere and you are al- 
waj£S, no matter how hot the day, the 
essence of neatness and refinement. 
PUWffito 2 jbody of men such as rep- 
( ; jesentaHle Boston Navy Yard is one of 
^"^•SMgffst proofs that we are a 'power' 
— a power that is doing so much right 
now for civilization. 

To say what I have of such a large 
body of men means a good deal, 
for to obtain the standard that is written 
all over the appearance of every man 
of the yard means that hard work and 
a perfect system must prevail. 

Commandant Rush has every rea- 
son to feel proud. You are a credit to 
the state of which I am happy to be 
Governor. Good luck to you." 

We thank you Governor McCall. 

(c) Marceau Photo — Courtesy Boston Traveler 

Governor S. W. McCall 

If there is a finer look- j c fj 
ing crowd of men than 
those of the Boston 
Navy Yard I have yet 
to meet them. They are 
thoroughbreds every- 
one of them." 

—Governor McCall. 

We have every reason to be- 
lieve that Captain Rush is proud 
of us. He has said so on many 
an occasion. 

He was proud when he was 
commended and thanked by the 
Secretary of the Navy, by the 
leader of the Liberty Loan Drive, 
by the Red Cross people, and 
when the interesting and popu- 
lar former President Theodore 
Roosevelt sent the message 
through Commodore Key, to the 
people of the Boston Navy Yard, 
that the gladness of Commandant 
Rush at being the head of such 
a true American Institution must 
know no bounds. 

It is also felt that every man 
and woman connected in even 
the smallest way with the Navy 
Yard must be extremely proud 
of "our" Commandant, too. He 
has proved to all that he is a 
mighty necessary person to have 
at the important Boston Navy 
Yard during such stressful times 
as these. 


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The German Kaiser didn't think. 
When he was using quarts of ink. 
Explaining why his submarines 
Were blowing ships to smithereens 
That old Bill Jones's youngest son. 
Who'd never held a sword or gun 
Would dare get riled and raise his fist 
In righteous ire and then enlist. 

The Kaiser and his bandit crew 

Were wrong 'bout young Pat Murphy, too; 

They thought that lads like Bill and Pat 

Would just sit down and chew the fat 

And say. "Well, p'r'aps the Dutchman's right; 

Besides, we're all too proud to fight." 

Oh. yes. the Germans thought we'd crawl. 

And watch the other nations fall. 

And you and I just looked on Bill, 

As democratic people will, 

As just "old Bill" who wouldn't scrap 

If someone pushed him off the map. 

We thought that Pat might mean all right. 

But. still, we didn't think he'd fight, 

In fact we didn't know a soul 

Who'd even join the coast patrol. 

What'? more, the boys were frank enough 
To say, "This soldier-sailor stuff 
Does not appeal to us at all; 
It isn't our infernal brawl. 
We wouldn't 20; it's their affair; 
In fact, they'd have to drag us there. 
We'll just sit tight and close our yaps. 
And soon the war will stop— perhaps." 



And so the Kaiser smiled a smole: 
Contempt just filled his dirty soul. 
He thought that we were craven rats: 
That he could kick us in the slats. 
And we would say. "Oh, that's all right: 
You can't get us to go and fight." 
Oh. yes. he thought — to be concise — 
That we'd have peace at any price. 

But then one morning he awoke 
And read the papers— HOL Y SMOKE! 
The headlines said that Uncle Sam 
Decided he would take slam 
At this here Kaiser guy who thought 
That all our words would come to naught. 
And so our friend across the sea 
Got quite a shock, now didn't he? 

And then Bill Jones riz up and he 

Just jined the navy instantly: 

Pat Murphy got extremely sore 

And joined the aviation corps. 

And other bo\ s who'd been for peace. 

Whose folks had come from Cork or Greece, 

From London. Rome, and. \es. Berlin 

Just itched to swat the Kaiser's chin. 

And now the Kaiser, all alone, 

Ha>> realized he pulled a bone. 

We may be slow, but glory be. 

It's now all off with Germany, 

At least so far as he's concerned: 

He'll tret the wage he's more than earned. 

And when we're done we'll say. '" rhat's nice! 

This sort of peace is w* rth the price." 


Speaking of the Dispensary, it 

has been suggested that someone ask 
Goldenberg how to wash whites with a 
washboard. (He uses it up-side down.) 

Wm. A. Bennett. PhM-3. the pop- 
ular Navy Yard basket ball star and 
coach, and Earle E. Gowell, Y-l. a 
popular young man around the ^ ard. 
have been transferred toCommonwt-alth 
Pier. They will be missed by their 
manv friends who have been on duty 
with them at the Dispensary. 

It might be well to add here that 
these friends sincerely hope that Yeo- 
man Gowell will always be able to find 
a towel. 

Hurrah! Here are a few choice 

earfuls from the Supply Depart- 

Mr. Lloyd Robinson, Pay Clerk, in 
the recent Assistant Paymasters' exam 
finished third highest. Mr. F. W. 
MacDonald. Pay Clerk, also passed, 
and both will leave shortly for course 
at Annapolis. Congratulations! 

Mr. Paul Gunning is about to pub- 
lish a bock on " How to Become 
Popular w ; th the Girls". He was 
assisted by "Dyke" Leafy. 

Joe Courtney. "The Handy Man." 
is quite active in collecting funds for 
the Red Cross. This gives him a 
splendid chance to shake hands with 
his many admirers of the fair sex. 

The sterling qualities of Francis J. 
Hartnett ha\e finally been recognized 

by his promotion to Storekeeper. 2rd 
Class. As someone in the Supply 
Department says, "I know of no 
mrre worthy". 'The Old Crou" 
does become his sylph-like form. 

Miss Nell e Damon. 'The Lad 
the Lake", is a strone advocate of 
Prohibition — and long walks. 

It is said that H. Banley has been 
seen quite often in Norwood. W ho 
- -he. Hastm. 

In spite of his t, Jordan Marsh 

Company continues to ta ncis 

- a "yeomare-te ". T hey 
have informed him several times that 
excellent uniforms mav be obtainc 
rhe Misses' Department. 

When Roben B:>rr!ey received or- 
der i lece: tl\ for >ea duty, he 

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Drawn by Yeo woman Esther Higgins of the Supply Department 

Gossip {continued) 

first uncertain whether they were official 
or not, because he once answered orders 
(supposedly official) to report on the 
U.S.S. CONSTITUTION for active 
sea duty. 

If you ever see Walter Sullivan with 
an expectant, perhaps anxious, look 
upon his beaming countenance, he is 
waiting for it. Very often he waits for 
the mail, and invariably his anxiety is 
rewarded by a little note written in 
feminine handwriting. It comes from 
Wellesley, doesn't it, Walter? 

Since his old side-partner, Harry 
Phelps, went to Hingham, Joe Mahan's 
hair is turning gray with grief. 

A certain little lady from the Ma- 
terial Section of the Hull Division 

whispered these jottings in my left ear. 
Confidential, mind you! 

Mr. Louis Wisnew took a lady 
friend in his new canoe on Sunday last. 
The canoe unfortunately upset, but 
owing to the fact that Mr. Wisnew 
had navigation orders not to proceed 
further than three feet from shore both 
were rescued. 

Mr. James Monagle has a new fliv- 
ver. The balance of the Material Sec- 
tion is anxiousiy awaiting an invitation 
to go any old place. What do you 
say, Jimmie? 

Woman Yeoman Jessie Durtnigan 
spent Memorial Day at her old home 
in Fall River. 

Woman Yeoman Frances Barnes 
spent the week end at her new sum- 

mer cottage at Nantasket. 

Woman Yeoman Gertrude Mac- 
donald attended a Tea at Trinity Par- 
ish House, Boston, May 25th, which 
was given to friends and relatives of 
the boys who are in France with Bass 
Hospital No. 6. Miss Macdonald's 
brother, Herbert Macdonald. is with 
this Unit and she was very glad to get 
several personal items of news from 
Mr. Louis Frothingham, who recently 
returned from France. 

A certain news hound wants to know 
why the Hull Division girls hang 
around the M-l. He must be tall and 
good looking. 

'The Smile Spreader" Dyke Leary 
is busy as ever and we are glad to say 
that he does u.«K confine his spreading 
to Building'No. 14M. 


Gossip {continued) 

From the Marine Barracks come 
the glad tidings that high honors have 
been bestowed upon their esteemed 
Social Director: 

Sergeant Albright, who has just 
made a great showing on the Rifle 
Range by capturing five beautiful me- 
dals—the highest honors of the shoot- 
ing season. 

More credit due this grand old 

The latest topic of discussion be- 
tween the sergeants at the Barracks is 
trying to determine who is the young- 
est and who is the elder. By close 
observance one could easily see that 
there are no school boys in their midst. 
Look for their "Hash Marks". 

The old time rivalry that existed be- 
tween the Navy and the M. C. is now 
a thing of the past since those of the 
fair sex have entered the service. 

"Private Fisk, our devoted cook," 
writes a marine, "has been blessed 
with a nine-pound baby girl. Mrs. 
Fisk is doing nicely. Good luck to 
you, old top!" 

First Lieut. Daigler of the Station 
Brig has recently been promoted to the 
rank of Captain. Congratulations are 
in order. 

An interested party wishes to know 
where Mr. MacKinnon of the Plan- 
ning Section, Machinery Division, 

gets his cigars. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson 
spent the week of June 8th in Phila- 

It is understood that Messrs. Farwell 
and Price will spend the summer be- 
tween Montrose and Charlestown. 

How was that box of candy, Miss 

Mr. Driscoll who is often stationed 
at building 39 calls up his girl eight 
times a day (it is said). 

Mr. Flanagan also of this building 
is at present very devoted to the French. 
His mother was French and he says 
his girl is French, and he loves French 


Like men, a great many yeowomen 
order two uniforms of us at one 
time and an extra skirt with each. 
This saves time and money bo;h. 

We make yeowomen's uniforms to 
order in 5 or 6 days in white gabar- 
dine, at $9.50. 

— two grades of blue serge at $28.50 
and $35. 

— white linen at $15. 

Regulation blouses, hats, shoes, etc., 
are ready at all times. 

(Fourth floor) 

Straight dope from 32 reads : 

Yeoman Wilder has just returned 
from a two days fishing trip and reports 
the biting as being good. 

Congratulations and cigars are in 
order. Chief Yeoman Tom Cassedy 
is soon to rate a salute, he being one of 
the successful candidates at the exam- 
ination for Assistant Paymaster held 

Owing to the congested condition 
of the Pay Office Annex. Chief Pay 
Clerk Frank Connor and his two assist- 
ants have moved to their summer home 
on the tennis court. 

Al Lally, the "Pride of the Annex" 
has new duties to perform. He may 
be seen any day now teaching the new 
Yeomaids the duties of the pay office. 

'That Sea-Going Picture" of 
Messrs. Sprague, Cassedy and Dowd 
taken down the Cape last week surely 
would put fear in the heart of the bold- 
est Hun Raider were it exhibited along 

our Atlantic Coast. P. S. Ask to see it. 
Jolly Jack Sullivan, of Night crew 
fame, assisted by his old stand-by. Art 
Harrington, were the principal enter- 
tainers at a benefit concert held last 
Sunday evening in Cambridge by the 
"League of Cambridge Women for the 
Suppression of German Propaganda in 
Mexico". Jack rendered Old Songs 
and New. and was assisted at the piano 

(Continued on page seven) 

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30 May 18. 
Special Order No. 106. 

Subject: Yard Subscription to the Red Cross. 

1. The following is published for the in- 
formation of all concerned. 

Washington, D.C., 29 May 18. 
Captain Rush, 
Commandant, Boston Navy Yard: 

Please extend my congratulations to 
officers, enlisted personnel and civilian 
employees at Boston Navy Yard, upon 
the magnificent record in contribution to 
the Red Cross. This is but one of the 
evidences of sterling patriotism and 
splendid spirit of the men at the Boston 

Josephus Daniels, 
Secretary of the Navy. 


Department of Military Relief 

Bureau of Camp Service 

29 May 18. 
Captain William R. Rush, 

Commandant, Boston Navy Yard: 

Your kind note of May 28 is at hand. 
Anyone who visits the Boston Navy 
Yard and talks with the people con- 
nected with it will surely be convinced, 
as I am, that it is a one hundred per 
cent Yard. As representative of the 
American Red Cross, I wish to say that 
this is not the first time that the Red 
Cross has received one hundred per 
cent assistance from the Command. nt 
and the personnel of the Boston Navy 
Yard. Permit me to congratulate you 
upon the magnificent support which you 
have given the Red Cross and personally 
to express my appreciation of your help. 

Arthur W. Wood, 
Field Director. 

2. The Commandant of the Navy Yard is 
proud to serve with men and women who 
perform their War Duty so well and faithfully 
as to win the approval of the Secretary of the 
Navj and prominent Civil Officers. 

W. R. RUSH, 

Captain. Commandant. 


31 May 18. 
Special Order No. 106-A. 
Subject: Yard Subscription to the Red Cross. 
1. The following is published for the in- 
formation of all concerned: 

New England Division Headquarter^ 
755 Boylston St., Boston, M 

2'J May 18. 
Captain W. R. Rush, 
Commandant, Boston Navy Yard: 

It is very gratifying to receive your 
letter this morning and the copy of the 
telegram which you sent to the Secretary 
of the Navy. Your interest and co-op- 
eration with us has meant a great deal 
to us in the past and I assure you it is 
deeply appreciated not only by me but 
. by the others in the Red Cross. 

The result that you were able to show 
I think reflects a great deal of credit on 
the organization which you have built 
up. It seems to me to get one hundred 
per cent efficiency among such a large 
body of men is a record you may well be 
proud of. 

Sincerely yours, 

James Jackson, 
Division Manager. 
2. It is evident that without the patriotic 
co-operation of all hands— always found at 
the Boston Navy Yard — a letter like this 
would be impossible. 

W. R. RUSH. 
Captain, Commandant. 


2 June 18. 
Special Order No. 107. 
Subject: Work Horse Parade 1918. 

1. Message sent : — - 

30 May 18. 

Secretary of the Nai 

Boston Annual Work Hor>e Parade 
took place today. B :rd 

entered nine teams and each team m 
awarded a first prize. Stable was aw a 
ed first prize. 


2. Reply received : --- 

Washington, D. C, 1 June 18. 
Commandant, Boston Navy Yard: 

Congratulations on the superb s! 
ing of Navy Yard Teams at the Work 
Horse Parade. 

Josephus Daniels, 
Secretary of the Nai 

3. The above correspondence is published 
for the information of this command. 

W. R. RUSH. 
Captain, Commandant. 

In France 

He (who has taken French A) — Ah ! 
Je t adore. 

She — Aw. shut it yourself: you left 
it open. — Punch Bout. 



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27 May 18. 

To: All enlisted men in the Navy Yard. 

Subject: Invitation to men in the Service to 
visit Mt. Benedict Council, Knights of 
Columbus rooms, Somerville, Mass. 

Somerville, May 22, 1918. 
Welfare Aid, 
Navy Yard, 
Charlestown, Mass. 


Will you kindly post the enclosed notice 
where it may be read by the men in the Ser- 
vice at the Navy Yard. 

Thanking you for your kind attention, we 

Yours very truly, 

Mt. Benecict War Service Club, 

S. Fitzpatrick, Pres. 

The Mt. Benedict Council Knights of 
Columbus extend a cordial invitation to the 
men in the Service to visit their rooms at 156 
Highland Ave., (Corner of Central St.) 
Somerville, at any time that they may care 
to do so. 

There they will find at their disposal pool 
tables, card tables, writing facilities, etc., 
and it is hoped that the men will avail them- 
selves of the comfort of the Council Rooms, 
and make themselves at home there whenever 
an opportunity offers, 

Mt. Benedict Council Knights of Columbus 

W. R'. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 

t22£2 ST. JAMES 


Huntington and Mass. Aves. 

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Continuous 12 to 10.30 P.M 

Gossip {continued) 

by Art Harrington. Need we add that 
it was a big success? 

Jack Murray and his noiseless chair 
is one of the rare features of the Pay 

Smiling Mary Sheehan has been ap- 
pointed the official ice cream taster of 
Building 32. May we add that her 
middle name is LUCK? 

Why is the Supply Officer's Manual 
so popular these days. Ask Al Dick- 
inscheid and Drea. 


Building 10, Navy Yard 

Tel. Charlestn 1400 Yard Line 34-2 

Opens Today 

All our profits go to the Naval 
Welfare Fund 


Gentlemen's List 

Men's Shirts .1)8 

Collars .02 

Cuffs, per pair .02 

Gent's Night Shirts .05 

Pajamas, per suit .10 

Underwear, per garment .04 

Hose, per pair .02 

Cap Covers .03 

Dungarees, per suit .10 

Officers' Uniforms, white .30 

Men's Uniforms, white or blue__ .20 

C.P.O. Uniforms, white .30 

Leggins, per pair .05 

Watch Caps, white .05 

Handkerchiefs .01 

Ties .03 

Blankets, per pair .50 

Flat Work, 30c per doz. 

Rough W T ork 30c per doz. 

Ladies' List 

White Uniforms .30 

Collars .02 

Cuffs, per pair .02 

Garments badly torn returned with- 
out laundering. 

Not responsible for jewelry left in 
linen, fastness of color or shrinkage, 
loss by fire. 

Claims must be made no later than 
day following date of list and laundry 
slip must be presented with claim. No 
claims allowed without it. 

Persons relying on us to fill out 
lists must accept our count. 

Terms Cash Only 


Dorothy Gish, the only member of 
the Griffith party who did not lose 
weight while making the thrilling 
"H earts of the World' ' picture. Mrs. 
Gish, her mother, lost thirty pounds 
and her sister Lillian lost fifteen 



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Deep Stuff 

A Fearful Struggle 

This war is a fearful struggle, but 
did you ever see a sailor trying to bor- 
row money from a marine about the 
middle of the month ? — Judge. 

A Call To Loosen 

Heard at the ship's canteen; "C'moa 
Bill, loosen up, spend some money, 
buy sumpin'. You know the Bible 
says a rich guy ain't got no more chance 
goin' to heaven then a camel has o' 
threadin' a needle." —OurNavy. 

A Wonderful Thing 

Naval discipline is a wonderful thing. 
Two brothers, whose home is in the 
east New York section, met at the 
home table the other day. The elder, 
Archie, is a junior lieutenant, and Bill, 
the younger, is a plain seamen, "second 
class." Bill stood at attention, regard- 
ing his big brother with some interest 
and not a little awe. 

"Sit down, Bill," said Archie. 

"No, sir, thank you, sir," replied 
Bill, saluting. 

Archie sat down and continued : 

"Now sit down, Bill. " 

"Thank you, sir; yes, sir," said Bill. 

And two disgusted parents looked to 
see if their kids were really serious. 
Not a smile was visible. — Brooklyn 

"What be these 'ere tanks like?" 

"Well-er, they're like a er-erum, and 
they goes like a thingamabob — in fact, 
they're absolutely 'it!" 

"Well, I never. I knew they was 
wonderful things, but I hain't 'card any 
details afore. — Tit-Bitt. 

War Ruining the Army 

Sergeant (one of the old school) — 
It's the war that's ruining the army, 
sir — us having to enlist all these 'ere 
civilians. — London Opinion. 

Prof. — Are you acquainted with 
Darwin ? 

Frosli — Say, prof, you can't kid me, 
Darwin's dead. 

So Beautiful 

So beautiful she seemed to me, 
I wished that we might wed; 

Her neck, 'twas just like ivory. 
But alas, so was her head. 



Tommy — Don't go back there, 
Sandy, the woods are full of Germans! 

Sandy — I gotta go back, man ! I've 
lost the muffler Anna knit for me and 
F d rather face the whole Boche army 
than Annie without that bit of wool! 

Slaves to Habit 

Some fellows are so used to eating 
in restaurants that when they ship in 
the Navy they hang their hat and pea 
coat on a nearby billet hook at meal 
time. Can't eat unless they can watch 
their duds at the same time. 

— Our Navy. 

A Patriot 

Little Dorothy's uncles are both at 
the war, and she has a great admiration 
for soldiers. The other day in a crowd- 
ed street-car she was sitting on her 
mother's lap when a wounded soldier 
entered. Dorothy immediately slipped 

to the floor. 

"Here, Soldy, " she offered, "you can 
sit on mamma's lap." — Hctrper'H 

And Audible 

Artillery man — "Is Jim back from 
the Base Hospital yet?" 

Doughboy — "Yes, we're glad to 
hear him eating with us again." 

— Trench and Camp. 


"Is your tunic padded?" gurgled the 
lovely Amelia to Sergeant Jones as she 
reposed gracefully on his manly breast. 

No; but why do you ask that?" he 
proudly inquired. 

"Because it is so much softer than 
Sergeant Green's, or even Sergeant- 
Major Brown's." 

They don't even speak now. 

— Sunday Post. 


One on Pa 

Parent — Maria, what was you and 
young Gassam doin' last night when 
your little brother caught you ? 

Cheer dm ghtt r — Nothing, pa, ex- 
cept quietly discussing practical experi- 
mentation of oscillatory theories. 

Parent — And that precious young 

rascal told me he was a-kissing you!" 

Baltimore Awi'Htni. 

" Nor Giving in Marriage" 
We shall not wed in heaven; 

At least I've heard it said. 
Which only proves that fools rush in 

Where angels fear to wed. 


He took her in his manly arms 
And held her to his breast. 

And whilst he whispered words of love 
The maiden grew distressed, 

For all her boasted loveliness 
Lay scattered on his vest. 


Lt. Williams vs. Lt. O'Connell. 

Tony Motto, plumber and fitter, and 
Phinny Muldoon, ship's cook, were 
arguing about the respective merits of 
Italy and Ireland. "In Italy." said 
Tony, "they tore down a castle which 
had been standing for a hundred \cur> 
and underneath it they found a lot of 
wires, showing that a hundred years 
ago Italy had telegraph wires in use. " 
That's nothing aytall." answered Phin- 
ny. "In Ireland they tore down a 
castle and found no wires at all. showing 
we had wireless telegraphy in Ireland 
a long time before that wop. Macaroni, 
discovered it."- -Judge. 

A Warrior's Luck 

"What was the narrowest escape 
you ever had?" the beautiful girl asked 
when she and the bronzed colonel v 
alone together 

"I don't suppose you'll believe me 
if 1 tell you." he replied. 

"Of course I will. Why shouldn't 
I? I'm dying to hear all about ir. 
it while you were stationed in the 

"No, it was just aiter I had gradu- 
ated from West Point. I had an 
engagement to elope with a lady, but 
she insisted on postponing it on account 
of rain." — 1> 'i' 1 " A< 

Bird of a Boche 

It was a dull day in the trenches 
and a bunch of Tommies had gathered 
and the talk turned on a big boche who 
had been captured the night before. 

"He was scared stiff." said one 

"Did he run?" asked ano:' 

"Run! " replied the firs: ne. "Why 
if that boche had just rne feather in his 
hand he'd a" flew." 

S r niton 77 


Military Drill 

for Yeowomen 

The weekly drill at the Fim Corps 
Cadets Armory, Boston, so far has met 
with great results. Under the able 
direction of Officers, many of whom 
are from the yard, yeowomen are ra- 
pidly becoming proficient in drilling 

The company has formed "The First 
Yeowomen's Battalion, of the First 
Naval District," and has forty five 
members. The membership at present 
is about a hundred girls, and is steadily 
increasing. The drill occurs on the 
the first four Fridays of each month, 
and begins at 7:30 sharp and lasts until 
9:00. For the benefit of those girls 
who do not know the exact location of 
the Armory, it is opposite the Paine 
Furniture Company's Building. The 
drill is without arms, and besides giving 
pleasure to those who take part, it is also 
a most healthful exercise. 

It is most important to any military 
organization that it be well trained in 
marching, as that is one point on which 
civilians are most critical. The earnest- 
ness with which the girls drill is espec- 
ially noticeable, and it is quite evident 
that they are determined to make as 
good an appearance as the men. Later 
on, these girls who are most efficient in 
the drill will become instructors them- 

By Their Stripes Ye Shall Know Them 

When the donkey saw the zebra 

He began to switch his tail; 
"Good night!" he said, with frightful 

"There's a horse that's been in jail." 

— Axcgxcan. 
Old Kaiser Cain 
Went to Ukraine 
To get his starved people some corn; 
But when he got there 
The Ukraine was bare — 
And the Huns wish they'd never been 
born. ~Lo)nlonOpiTiion. 

A Yankee's Duty 

A man from Kalamazoo 

Signed up with a shipyard crew; 

He worked all his might 

To help win the fight; 

What less could a real Yankee do? 

—Emergency Fleet News. 



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Officers' Coat and Trou- 
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Petty Officers' Coats and 

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Extra White Trousers _ $5.00 


Jackets and Skirts, finest 
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Finest forestry gabardine, 
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air a7or— This is one of our new ships. 
She's only a year old. 
Country Gent -Gosh ! I'll bet she'll 
be a whopper when she's twenty-one! 




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A Kind Lady 

'Send me a dozen reels of this barbed 


"A dozen reels! Want to defend 
yourself against the German Army." 
"No, I want to knit sweaters for 'em!" 

— Judge. 



Niagara Eagle Has History 

Everyone in the yard knows that the 
wonderful eagle which has stood for 
years in back of the tennis court, has 
taken a little journey to occupy more 
attractive quarters, but few know the 
unusual history connected with it. 

It seem that the very same eagle was 
on the bow of the Niagara, a battle ship 
which played a very important part in 
the laying of the first ocean cable. 

Hardly had the telegraph become an 
established fact. before Professor Morse, 
who made the telegraph practical, ex- 
pressed the belief that a telegraph line 
to Europe by means of a wire laid on 
the bottom of the ocean was easily 
possible at some future time. Mr. 
Cyrus W. Field heard him say this 
and in his own mind said. "Why not 
now ? " The first cable was made in 
England and long enough to stretch 
from the west coast of Ireland to the 
eastern point of Newfoundland. The 
first attempt to lay it was a failure for 
on the sixth day the cable broke when 
three hundred and thirty-five miles had 
been laid. 

A second attempt was made with 
two ships and one of these was the 
U.S. S. Niagara, the other the H.M.S. 
Agamennon. Each ship carried half 
the cable and then traveled in company 
to the middle of the ocean. There 
the two pieces of the cable were spliced 
together and the ships started for the 
shores in opposite directions. Again 
however, when only a little of the cable 
had been paid out, a little more than 
one hundred miles in fact, the cable 
broke and both ships were forced to 
return to England. It was finally laid 
in 1866, after twelve years of failure 
and discouragement. 

The Niagara made her first visit to 
this yard in 1863 and for no other 
purpose than to be fitted up for the 
Civil War. About two years later she 
made a trip to Europe, and it was in 
1865 that she returned here and was 
put in "Rotten Row," which was a 
part of the yard then used for storing 
boats no longer in use. Here she 
remained until Friday morning, June 
26. 1885. when she left to be turned 
over to her owner, a junk dealer, who 
bought her for the sum of $2300, at a 
public auction held on May 6. 

It seems on June 17 of this same 
year there was to be held a very spec- 
tacular celebration. Someone interested 
in this affair attended the auction and 
on seeing the eagle decorating the 
Niagara conceived the idea of having 
the old relic in the parade. The eagle 
was at once placed in a loft here in 
the yard and several days before the 
celebration was polished and washed. 
Fourteen seats were also built around 
it to hold fourteen little girls, thirteen 
of whom were to represent the thirteen 
original States and one the Goddess of 
Liberty. And so it was on June 17, 
after passing twenty uneventful years, 
eagle was paraded through Charles- 
town and then returned to the yard. 

The idea of placing the eagle back 
in the loft was out of the question. 
Louis A. Kimberly was Commandant 
at the time. It was he who ordered 
that room be made for it behind the 
cjurt. The figure weighs 2200 pounds 
and is made of the finest quality of 
white pine and has cement for a foun- 

Patrick O'Neill, Sergeant of the 
Marines for 30 years, now retired, but 
still employed here in the Yard, was 
here at the time the Niagara was auc- 
tioned off, and it is he I have to thank 
for the above. 

Tidings from the Receiving Ship 

Pazaza is greatly worried over the 
confugilty caused by the constant in- 
quiries of the Yeo-maids in regards to 
their clothing gratuities. 

Grandpa Heaney has been removed 
from our office as his comic attitude 
towards Pazaza and his years were 
getting beyond us. 

While relating his experiences our 
friend Flat-tire gives us this: On re- 
cruiting duty way down in Arkansas, 
there was a "Hick" desirous of enlist- 
ing, so he inquired where the enrolling 
office was ; having been told it was in 
that large building in the corner, he 
immediately proceeded to go there. 
Having arrived there safely he asked 
for the enrolling office again, then he 
gave us this. "That man down thar 
with all dat dar gold braid on shoved 
me in one of them wire rooms and 
pulled a string and the upstairs came 


For Officers 
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Commandant Rush Guest 

Commandant Rush was a guest at 
the commencement exercises at Boston 
College and with Commodore Albert 
Key will be the guest of honor at the 
commencement at Holy Cross Wed- 
nesday. Commandant Rush will speak. 

When All Is Serious 

One of the bright spots in the yard 
is, I am happy to say, located in my 
building. I explain by adding that it 
seems good to run upon a little miss 
on her way to school. Above the din 
there sometimes comes to me the air 
of a school room song and it is refresh- 
ing — The Editor. 

Assigned to U. S. S. Granite 

The many friends ofFrank J. Wat- 
son of Roxbury will be interested to 
know that he has been assigned to the 
U. S. S. Granite, New York, and the 
School for Machinist's Mate at Colum- 
bia University. 

W. G. Dow of Boston Now Ensign 

Mr. William G. Dow of Boston, 
who enlisted at the beginning of our 
war as a sailor, has been promoted to 
ensign. Mr. Dow graduated from the 
Harvard school. He has been assigned 
to sea duty. 

Stations in Chapel 

The Stations of the Cross are now 
installed in the Chapel at building 38. 
The Chapel is always open. 

Yeowomen in Dispensary 

As a result of the recent Navy De- 
partment order requiring the men of 
the Naval Reserve Force to be con- 
signed to sea duty after six months 
ashore, three new yeowomen have 
been placed in the Medical Depart- 
ment. These are Minnie E. Gould, 
Y-l, Boston; Blanche V. Billington, 
Y-2, Roxbury, and Genevieve L. 
Walsh, Y-3, Btachmont. 

Burke — Brummer Wedding 

"Dutch" Brummer was married on 
June 6th to Miss Virginia Burke of 
Vermont. Paul Gunning was best 
man. Mr. Brummer leaves shortly 
for Annapolis, having received an en- 
sign's commission there. 

Half Close Your Eyes and Look at t 

Here is a prophetic picture by. by Louis Weirther, in the London 
Graphic, showing what is going to happen to the Kaiser and the 
Crown Prince. Blink your eves a bit and look at it and see what happens. 

(Courtesy of the Boston Post.) 


William D. McShane of the Yard 
Master's Office, Transportation De- 
partment, will be married shortly to 
Miss Frances Keating of . Melrose. 
Come across with the cigars." Mac. 


A handicap tennis tournament open 
to officers will lie played at the Navy 
Yard Tennis Courts beginning June 
17, 1918. Handicaps will) be arranged 
by the Tennis Committee, and it is 
suggested that such information be 
f urnisbed as w'll enable the Committee 
to decide on the handicaps. 





Men and Women in the Service 

to Take Active Part 

on the Charles 

Saturday. June 29. 1918. will be a 
day long to be remembered by the men 
and women of the Navy if present 
plans materialize. And all indications 
are that even the tiniest of the plans 
will be every bit as successful as pos- 

By order of Rear Admiral Spencer 
S. Wood. Commandant of the First 
Naval District. "Navy Day" is to be 
celebrated and enjoyed on June 29. 
For that occasion, the Charles River 
Basin, ordinarily a quiet and smooth 
stretch of water, will be converted into 
an aquatic playground for the men and 
women of the First Naval District. 

"The need of athletics for men of 
the service cannot be too strongly 
urged." has said Rear Admiral Wood, 
Therefore, this Navy Day is to be one . 
of athletics and recreation not usually 

There are to be all sorts of races for 
the women as well as the men. Run- 
ning races, swimming races, tub races, 
wherry races, whaler boat races are on 
the schedule of events and will be en- 
joyed by both the contestants and the 
thousands of spectators that will line 
the Esplanade. 

The races in which only the enlisted 
personnel will participate, are not to be 
the only events that will interest the 
non-competitors. There are to be naval 
events, submarines and chasers will 
perform, aviators will swoop low over 
the crowds and drop confetti bombs 
among the people. 

The men and women of the Navy 
Yard are to take active part in the day 
and are looking forward to it. Capt. 
William R. Rush. Commandant, has 
detailed Lieut. A. A. Gathemann to 
look after his interests. 

The residue from the Salvo is to go 
to the Welfare Aide Fund, which is 
established for the welfare of the en- 
listed personnel of the Navy Yard. 


Our Navy Yard baseball team is 
going to compete for a trophy, valued 
at $100, real money, which has been 
offered to the winner of a series of 
games to be played by the ball teams 
of the First Naval District. Go to it, 
you sons of Jack Barry. 

Speaking of Jack Barry, did all you 
folks know that the first big mogul of 
our Navy, that is, the Navy that was 
revived in 1794. after it had been aban- 
doned after the Revolutionary War. 
was Captain Jack Barry. "Sassy Jack" 
he was called. 

Clark Griffith, manager of theWash- 
ington baseball team of the American 
League, who is now equally famous as 
the originator of the Bat and Ball Fund, 
presented the Yard with ten dozen 
baseballs some time ago. These balls 
came in mighty handy in those Sunday 
games which have been played. 

Barry's alma mater. Holy Cross, will 
be played by the Yard team, on Mon- 
day. June 18, at Worcester. That's 
the day before Commencement there, 
and a big time, too. 

From the deep blue comes word 
that Decker Thornton, formerly at- 
tached to the office of the Chaplain, is 
making a big hit aboard his ship. Folks 
of the Yard know that "Deck" was 
some singer. He soon convinced his 
shipmates as to his yodling ability, and 
then went one better by proving that 
he was a regular Stuffy Mclnnis on 
the old initial sack. Chief Okey 
O'Connor is catching on the team. 

Did you notice that several mem- 
bers of our famous football team of last 
Fall came through with flying colors 
at the Ensign School: 

Alphonse McCalley. quarterman 
joiner, and Isaac N. Jones, leading- 
man shipfitter. both of the Hull Div- 
ision, are to swim a 500 yard race at 
\\ ood Island Park, to-day. June 15. at 
three o'clock. McCalley was a cham- 
pion at Montreal, and Jones the star 
natator of his native State. Virginia, so 
that a brilliant race should result. 

Commandant Rush Receives 

Telegram of Congratulations 

Commandant W. R. Rush received 
a telegram of congratulation on the 
showing of the Navy Yard baseball 
players in their game with the men of 
the North Atlantic Fleet at "Base 2 
on Memorial Day. 

The communication was from the 
commanding chief of the Fleet pla 
"Congratulations on your wonderful 
team." the telegram said, "and the 
splendid exhibition they gave the ships 
at Base 2." 

The contest is reported to have been 
full of ''pep" from start to finish with 
sensational plays abundant by the men 
of both teams. It was won by the 
Boston players by a score of 3 to 2. 

Women Inspectors 

A woman in the role of inspector in 
the Navy is the latest. Miss Kathryn 
C. Monarty of Brookline has just re- 
ceived an appointment, the first to be 
given in Massachusetts and the second 
in the country, by which she will soon 
begin to inspect materials listed in the 
Naval Reserves. 

Names Wanted 

The names of any worthy poor will 
be t'ladlv received at the office of the 
Welfare Aide. Building 39. 

The national War Savings Stamp 
drive is receiving local impetus and 
attention under the auspices of Mr. 
Arthur F. Macey. the Yard Postmaster, 
who has an ample supply of the stamps 
for all who desire to purchase. The 
June price is but 54.17 for the - 
variety and they can be obtained 2: 
Yard Post Office, Building 34. First 
Avenue and 7th Street. Money used 
in the purchase of Thrift or \\ ar - 
ings Stamp is the best possible in 
ment that can be made : in addition to 
the fact that you are carrying ou: 
spirit of the President's proc.. 
by helping to make the project a suc- 

Bull's Eye Every Time 

They ought to paint a picture of the 
Kaiser in the center of the <■ 

the rifle range, It would improve 
res. — Gitat Laka Bulletin 


Sffo Nautj 




VOL.1 JULY 15, 1918 NO. 2 

YARD RED CROSSJNDER WAY Salvo Editor Writes Impression of Yard 


Although not yet two weeks old the 
Auxiliary of the Red Cross formed here 
in the Yard and made up of officers' 
wives and enlisted women is producing 
in p. manner, that is to say at least, com- 
plimentary to women. This society 
boasts of over 78 members. It meets 
every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 
from three to nine p.m. in the Armory, 
Building 39. They expect to knit 100 
pairs of socks and ten sweaters a month. 
At the present time they are busy on 
clothes for refugees and comfort kit 
bags. All of the materials are bought 
by the society except the fittings for 
the kits which are furnished by the 
Metropolitan Chapter of the American 
Red Cross and when complete are 
turned over to Mrs. Jane Rush, the 
Honorary Chairman, for distribution 
among the boys on board ships. 

A collection was taken up and a 
knitting machine purchased. The for- 
mal opening of the work room took 
place the third of July at which Dr. 
Henry Van Dyke, author and ex- 
minister to Holland, related his personal 
experiences with the Red Cross at Ver- 
dun. He gave the society the slogan: 
"Don't do your bit, but do your best." 
If appearances count for anything every 
member of the auxiliary intends to live 
up to this bit of wisdom. 

The officers of the society are: Board 
of Directors, Mrs. Jane Rush, Honor- 
ary Chairman; Mrs. J. E. Bailey, Chair- 
man; Mrs. C. Churchill. Vice-Chair- 
Mrs. W. T. Camp, Secretary; 
A. W. Frank, Treasurer; Mem- 
Mrs. H. L. Stanford, Mrs. I. E. 
Mrs. T. B. Richey, Mrs. N. H. 
Mrs. L. W. McGuire, Miss 
Jeth Stanford, Miss Eleanor 
fary and Mrs. McDonald. 

For two years I did what was known 
as a sociological series for the Boston 
Post. This means that I performed 
every work open to women not exclud- 
ing cigar making. I worked a week 
in each place then wrote about my 
experiences. As the result of this 
training I have concluded, in fact know, 
there is not a phase of life that stands 
apart from all others that does not re- 
semble at least one other phase al- 
though it may be totally different. For 
one week I played the part of nurse and 
I think the nicest thing I can say, and 
truthfully say, too, of this yard is that 
it reminds me of a hospital. So strong 
is the resemblance that on one occasion 
I addressed Captain Key as doctor. 

An operation of the most unusual 
nature may take place, and a man 
literally mangled brought in, and an- 
other patient go suddenly insane at the 
same time, and yet, the nurse in a ward 
within calling distance, if she is well 
trained does not see or hear any of them. 
And all this is because she has been 
taught that if she minds her own busi- 
ness successfully she must have all she 
can do. Like the nurse, I find that 
everyone in the yard is, perhaps un- 
consciously, taught that to win we must 
concentrate our mind and energy on 
our own respective "race." 

Like the well conducted hospital we 
stand ready for any emergency. The 
"ether" cans are filled, the"instruments" 
are made "sterile" and stand in per- 
fectly appointed cabinets, close at hand 
in every "operating room." The 
heads of our departments are "special- 
ists." The shining medals hanging 
from the collars of the Yard horses 
show that even the man in charge of 
the Yard stables is a specialist in his 
line, for the medals announce our 
horses to be winners. 

And over us all is a Commandant 
who like the hospital "superintendent" 
knows human nature and above all the 
value of system and detail. 

John Hays Hammond, in an inter- 
view I had with him, made a statement 
which to say the least was unexpected. 
"What is the most essential, valuable 
thing in life?" I asked Mr. Hammond. 
At once he replied? "The smile, Miss 
Burt." After working here in the Yard 
a little over a month, I realize as I 
did not before the value of Mr. 
Hammond's remark. What is more, 
I think he is right. 


The salute originated with the knight 
of old. When he rode out, armed 
cap-a-pie, on his head he wore a hel- 
met with a visor which came down in 
front of his face and hid his face from 
everyone. Consequently the knight 
carried his coat of arms on his shield 
so that he could be recognized. You 
could not see his face to recognize 
him. When a knight met another 
on the road, the stranger or junior 
knight raised his visor and showed his 
face. The other knight raised his 
visor, and, there is the salute. 

A salute that is not in the official 
way, according to your regulation, is 
not a salute, but a "kotow." A man 
might just as well drop to the ground 
and put the earth on his head. He is 
debasing himself, he is making obei- 
sance instead of the Masonic sign of 

When you go 'over there," you 
will be judged by your salute. 


Brig Dogs "Know" 
A\arines Only 

From left to right— Sergeant T. J. Welby holding "Piedmont"; Ser- 
geant William Oliphant with the Brig Tabby; Thomas J. Frankland 

holding "Spick." -Photo by Wedlock, Yard Photographer. 

Spick and Piedmont are their names. 
They may be small and collarless and 
well — far from imposing in appearance 
but just try to make their acquaintance 
if you are not a marine. Irrespective 
of their disregard for my friendly ad- 
vances I looked them up and found 
them residing in the Brig, making life 
very active for a tabby who drifted in 
through the side gate one evening a 
few weeks ago. 

Spick and Piedmont are Mexican 
terriers and are the only dogs permitted 
to run anywhere, at any time, alone or 
escorted, in this yard, thanks to Com- 
mandant Rush. They are officially 
known as 'The Brig Dogs." 

Brought in Pack 

About five years ago. Sergeant Daniel 
O'Brien, who is now fighting in France, 
came to this yard from Mexico. Nest- 
ling in the pack on his shoulder as care- 
free as she was dainty, lay Spick, a 
mite of a thing who started on her 
journey to America when she was al- 

most Spick-and-span, new ; hence the 

When O' Brien unloaded his pack 
there was a question. Evidently 
the question was settled for Spick is 
"in solid," to say nothing of her 
daughter, Piedmont, who is about a 
year old and by the way is named for 
the cigarette in which she indulges. 
Strange as it may seem Piedmont will 
swallow and relish the smoke from a 
Piedmont cigarette only. When a 
marine is smoking this brand she will 
stand at attention and grab at the 
smoke, and will bark if it does not 
come as rapidly as she desires. 

Spick and Piedmont when having 
their children are sent to the Angel 
Memorial Hospital, that they may be 
treated in a strictly scientific manner. 
Being "in the service." their bill is cut 
in two and this sum is procurred by a 
collection taken up among the marines. 
Paymaster Leary, Commander Bass, 
CaptainWade of the Sioux and Colonel 
Hall, each own an offspring. 

Never Leave Yard 

These dogs will roam all over the 
yard alone and will never try to pass 
out of the yard, in fact, one cannot 
get them to walk out. They will walk 
to the gates, stand around, look out. 
but evidently have no desire to see the 
outside world. 

A sailor, an officer, no matter how 
long he has been in the \ard, cannot 
win the friendship of either dogs, while 
on the other hand, a stranger if he wears 
the uniform of a marine is accepted and 
in fact greeted. 

W hen Sergeant O'Brien received 
orders to sail, there was no little feeling 
of sadness regarding Spick. It was 
settled that Sergeant Walker take her 
in charge. Then Sergeant Walker was 
ordered to shove off and he is now 
fighting in France. Sergeant Noble 
then received orders about the dog. He 
too. is now in France. Sergeant Mc- 
Avoy. the Warden of the Brig, is at the 
present day her Commanding Officer 
but there isn't a Marine in the Yard 
that doesn't look after the interests 
of Spick and her daughter. 

Yard Laundry 

Making Good 

The Welfare Laundry. Building 10, 
is thriving. It is open from 8 A. M. 
till 5 P. M., including Saturdays and 
all sorts of work is solicited at the 
present time. The slogan of the laun- 
drv is "We aim to please." 

MEN— Shin 8c, collar 2c, cuff 2c. 
night shin 5c pajamas, coat 5c nous- 
ers 5c; union suit 8c undershin 4c un- 
derdrawers 4c, hose 2c, cap cover 3c 
dungarees 10c, officer's uniform, coat 
20c trousers 10c; uniform, white or 
blue, blouse 10c. trousers 10c : C.P.O. 
uniform, white, coat 20c, trousers 10c : 
leggins 5c, white hat 5c handkerchief 
lc, tie 3c. 

WOMEN — Uniform, white, coat 
20c skin 10c ; collar 2c cuff 2c. tie 
3c shirt waist 15c, handkerchief lc. 
hose 3c. union suit 8c undervest 4c 
underdrawers 4c corset covers 6c 
drawers 6c. chemise 8c night dress 10c. 
apron 6c. 

Flat work, per dozen 30c ; rough 
work, per dozen 30 : blankets, per 
pair 25c- 



"Sergeant Kelly!" 

He is there in the front line, and she didn't even rate a wink. 

(Drawn by Yeowoman Esther Higgins of the Supply Department) 


You can have your foreign titles such as counts and dooks and earls, 
You can have your bloomin' coronets of diamonds and pearls, 
You can have your kings and emperors and I'll never want your job, 
For I've got the only title worth a d — , and that's a Gob. 

I would rather be a Gob and go a-sailing o' the sea 
Than to own a blinkin' kingdom as, for instance, Germany; 
Take the Kaiser, for example, why the sabre-rattling swab, 
He's got eighty-thousand titles, yet he couldn't be a Gob! 

For a guy to be a Gob has got to have a lot of guts, 
And the title's not inherited, like these here foreign mutts, 
And you never saw an oil-can who had nothing in his knob 
Get a chance to jine the Navy and to wear the title — "Gob". 

Written for the Salvo by Joe Toye. 

Compliments of 

Macullar Parker 

Officers Uniforms 
Made To Order 

400 Washington Street, Boston 



A shrinking violet from the Ma- 
chinery Division sends me this little 

If you don't want to lose your Nanny; 

Stay away from Benny McKay. 
I'll tell you what happened to me. 

In his office the other day. 

I went in to make a telephone call 
And asked what the number would 

"Five one!"' he said, right off the bat' 
That is the stable you see. 

I said to Benny, 'that number is wrong' 
'Oh. no 1 ' he said, 'not at all! 

What is wrong about that number. 
Didn't you come in for a stall?' 

Jolts from the Marine Bar- 

Our esteemed Acting First Sergeant 
(Brigham) Young, we have been re- 
liably informed, has changed his resi- 
dence from Cambridge to a place as 
yet unknown. One thing the non- 
coms at the Barrackswould like to know 
is who pays the rent. 

Sergt. John B. Kelly has had a very 
strenuous time lately, first as coxswain 
of the Marine Crew, for the Navy Day 
race, then as instructor of the ^ eomen- 
ettes' crew. The Marine crew claim 
they were doing fine, until the Ser- 
geant became trainer for the Yeomen- 
ettes. now he has seemingh lost all in- 
terest in the Marines, in fact he has to 
run for his noon chow when he hears 

We were agreeably surprised by a 
visit from our former First Sergt. Jim 
Corbett, now stationed at an important 
post "Somewhere on the Atlantic 
Coast.'' His one big kick is rhat he 
does not get enough drill down there. 

The entire garrison is very much 
pleased at the way Mess Steward Fick 
serves the chow. 

The big argument at the senior non- 
coms' table at present is, who is the 
youngest, the bald or the gray. 

It has not been decided just what 
will be done at the barracks during the 
absence of Sergt. Jack Harris, who is 
to take a furlough. We understand 

that Cpl. Elzenhoefer and Pvt. Jack 
O'Connell will take turns at bossing 
the job, unless the police sergeant de- 
cides to close the barracks until Jack 

Our prison corporal. Cpl. Daly is 
having troubles of his own these days. 

Our worthy sergeant major and 
police sergeant are now in the same 
class, they find it cheaper to move than 
pay rent, anyway it looks that way to 
us. for the poor clerk of the major's 
office is all in. 

If one of our corporals at the bar- 
racks displays any more diamond rings 
around here we will start an investiga- 

Notice is hereby given that anyone 
having diamonds, I pnoney ) can dis- 
pose of them by calling on the post ex- 
change steward. 

The brig "reporter" writes that Ser- 
geant Walker is afflicted with a strange 
malady known as telephonitis. He 
has the enviable : record of having 
held down the booth for one hour and 
twenty-seven minutes. Can you beat 
it? What's her name, Charlie? 

Sergeant Oliphant is still looking for 
the girl who told him to meet her at 
the square in Melrose. Better luck 
next time. Ollie, and you might take 
an umbrella along, too. 

'The triplicate" hasn't put in for 
a transfer yet this week. What's the 
matter boys? Can it be that you are 
satisfied ? C. O. take notice. 

About 32 and Maybe You 

A star reporter from this section 
writes: Yeoman Stanley is to desert 
the old home. He is leaving us to take 
an extended course of training at \\ ake- 
field for admission to the ensign school. 
Good luck, old boy. here.s hoping you 
will soon rate a salute. 

Murphy to the front ! By his act of 
July. Yeoman Murphy has been 
elected a member of the "Bone Club." 
This club was recentlv founded bv 
"Silent Jake" Faherty. The rules for 
admission to membership require the 
performance of at least one good stunt. 
Murphy sure did qualify. 

Are YOU using it? Paymaster 
Sparague is now giving lessons in type- 
writing. He has found the H unt system 
so successful that he recommends its 
adoption by all. 

Heard about it? The children's 
hour held by gob and gobettes of d 
pay office. This is not a poem but a 
big idea introduced by the pay office's 
busy bee, Mary Constance Sheehan 
and is held afternoons at 3.30. 

Jack Murray has a new fad. He 
has taken to horseback nding and may 
be seen at Revere Beach at least three 
nights a week riding the wildest of 
Hurley's Hurdlers. Rumor has it that 
Jack never goes anywhere alone. 

Bill Kennedy, our obliging janitor, 
sure deserves a lot of credit for the 
manner in which he keeps the four 
offices. Bill is right on the job the 
whole day. 

You have probably noticed that one 
person in particular, attached to the 
annex, shaves every day now. We 
have tried to find the reason but so far. 
have had no luck. P. S. We ap- 
prove of private secretaries. 


For Officers 
and Men 

All Devices and 
Navy Supplies 


22 School St. 


The Yeowomens Outfit 


Tailored to conform strict- 
ly with the United States 
Government specifications- 
All Wool Blue Serge, 

25.00 and 35.00 
White Gabardine, 9.50 
White Duck, 11.75 

White Linen, 15.00 

Coats — Blouses 

Made of fine white poplin, 
high or low neck, 2.00 

Sailor Hats 

Black Straw with band 


White Straw, 3.50 

High and Low Black 

also white canvas or Buck- 
skin Shoes, 5.50 up 

Plain Black Hose 

also plain white, 50c up 


2-Clasp Chamoisette 

Gloves, 1.00 


Regular Navy 
Neckerchiefs, 75c to 2.00 
Black Silk Ties, 50c 

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Gossip {Continued) 

Jack Sullivan has refused an offer to 
sing at the Boston theatres. The of- 
fer was tendered him after his brilliant 
performance with Art Huntington in 
Cambridge a few Sundays ago. Jack 
says his voice is a little too coarse for 
such fine work as that. Did we hear 
someone mention a file ? 

Frank Conner has moved from his 
summer home, in the house on the 
tennis court and has taken permanent 
quarters in the new annex addition. 
Still he is not satisfied. He wants the 
annex addition to have a veranda and 
victrola. He has fully agreed that 
Sherman was right. 

Al Lally has taken an interest in the 
Red Cross campaign. He is the big 
man in the matter of collections at the 
various shops. He is hoping that a 
third campaign will soon be launched. 
As Al is now living at Nantasket you 
can readily see that to report at the 
different shops at 6.40 is a mere trifle 
to him. 

Inspired by that sea-going picture 
of Messrs. Sprague, Cassidy and Dowd, 
Joe Dusminil, "our long chief" has 
decided to become an "old salt" and 
consequently has removed the stuffing 
from his hat. Joe's grandchildren will 
hear some funny stories someday when 
he sits them on his knee and tells of 
the part he played in the great war. 

And that noiseless chair still comes 
out "on high." 

The Class yell of the Naval Hospi- 
tal Corps School is very appropriate 
for a battle song for the Sammies in 

Sick man! Well man! 

Dead man! Stiff! 

Slice 'em up! Cut 'em up! 

What's the diff? 

Humerus! Humerus! 

Blood and gore! 

United States Naval 

Hospital Corps. 

Mr. Kenney, of the Yard police, 
stationed at the Main Gate is to- 
day at least a man well suited to his 

"job" and in more ways than one for 
he certainly gives one a good impression 
of the "Yard". His military bearing 
and sociability help a lot. 

Miss Abigal Collins of the Prog- 
ress Section recently announced her 

Florence Monahan of the Issue 
Section is modestly displaying a spark- 
ler on the fatal finger. Is it really so? 

Josephine Washburne spent the week 
end at "Fairview" Brunswick, Maine, 
and has returned to her duties with 
renewed energy and zest for her work. 

It is safe to say the Supply Depart- 
ment has among its workers the cham- 
pion walkers of the U.S.N. R. F. Miss 
Eunice Smith and Miss Caroline Pierce 
recently completed their second walk- 
ing tour, the last being from Stoneham, 
Mass., to Manchester, N. H. This 
tour has encouraged the ladies so greatly 
that they are determined to include in 
their next trip a more distant point. 
Can any other department in the Yard 
meet this record? 


Deep St u f f 


The Lady or the Tiger? 

"George, before I give you a final answer 
you must tell me something! Do you drink 

A smile of relief lighted his handsome 
countenance-- was that all she wanted to 
know? Proudly, triumphantly he clasped her 
in his arms and whispered in her shell-like 

"Anything! "—Gargoyle. 

Then They Shelled the Nuts 

My brother wrote me about a din- 
ner some of the soldiers gave for two 
visitors at camp, members of a famous 
Canadian regiment, who were home 
on sick leave. 

The seargeant had been carefully 
coached about giving the toast, but be- 
came flustered and this is what he 
made of it: "Here's to the gallant 
Eight, last on the field and the first to 
leave it." 

Silence reigned, then the corporal 
came to the rescue. 

"Gentlemen" he began, "you must 
excuse the sergeant; he never could 
give a toast decently ; he isn't used to 
public speaking. Now I'll give a 
toast : Here's to the gallant Eight, 
equal to none." — Chicago Tribune. 

Too Slow 

"Hello, darling," phoned Sallie. 

"Who is it?" asked Willie the 

And now he leads a lonely life and 
has to eat cold grub.— Roller Monthly. 

Answering the Call 

By Private M. V. Simko. 30th Infan. Med. Corps 

A new company of black recruits 
was lined up. The sergeant called 
them to attention. 

"Stand to roll-call. Answer 'here' 
as your name is called. Columbus 
Am berberry.' ' 


"Columbus Amberbeiry!" 


"Coin m bu s Am berberry!" 

There was a stir to the right and a 
heavy voice answered : "Heya Ah 
am. boss! Comin' right t'yu." 



There was a young man from the city 
Who saw what he thought was a kitty; 

He gave it a pat. 

And soon after that. 

He buried his clothes — what a pity! 

— Awgwan. 


TOMMY (aged five; in bed; stal- 
ling for time): Say. mom. throw that 
cold water faucet into high and gimme 
a good cold drink. — Life. 

Some Situation 

Jones (aged 52) — How do vou like armv 

Brown (aged 49) — My office boy is my 
sergeant, and my son is my commanding offi- 
cer—and I have to ask the young beggar's 
permission to come home and see his mother. 
--Bystander (London). 

Safe Bet 

STUDE — If it's heads, we go to 
bed. If it's tails we stay up. And 
(nervously) if it stands on edge, we 
study. — Punch bowl. 


WILLIE, 'who got a microscope 
for his birthday). Say, Cook, lend me 
a flea, will your — Jester. 

Pat Showed his Hand 

"You nearlv killed the new instruc- 
tor. Pat." 

"'Sure, it's himself he has to blame. 
I'm a l'yal American citizen and I'll 
let no man call me a German annihi- 


"How did you come to break off 
your engagement with Miss Snow- 
ball?" asked Uncle Moses of a darky. 

"In the fust place. Uncle Moi 
she wasn't berry young, and she didn't 
hab no money, and jawed like de deb- 
bel. and. secondly, she would not hab 
me, and went and married another 
niggah. so I tuk de advice ob my 
frens and 'ess drapped her." 

— Boston Transcript. 


The paster had waxed eloquent 
from the pulpit in describing a ship in 
distress. Then: "What are you go- 
ing to do? " he cried. 

"Nay." retorted an old sailor in the 
congregation, "you've got her in such 
a tarnation mess that I'm not sure it's 
worth doin' anything?" 

— London Tit- Bits. 

A Fine Little Dog 

GOB — What a fine little dog you 
have there; can he do any tricks? 

Yeomanette — Yes. he'll get your 
hat for you. — Our Navy. 

Absent-Minded Again 

Prof's Wife — Dear, you haven't 
kissed me for a long time. 

Prof. — Are you sure? Who is it I've 
been kissing then? — Record. 

House of Lords 

Lord Halsbury in one of his terms of 
office had occasion to visit a certain 
lunatic asylum in his official capacity. 

"I'm the Lord Chancellor." he an- 
nounced to the attendant at the door. 

The man looked at him curiously 
for a moment. 

"This way. sir." he said firmly; "we 
'ave three more of em in ere." — Tit- 


Deep Stu ff 

At Home on Furlough 

After tossing in bed half the night the visiting bluejacket manages to get 
a little sleep. 

An Astounding Dissembler 

"What do you think of a man who 
will constantly deceive his wife?" 

"I think he's a wonder!" — Cassell's 
Saturday Journal. 

Force of Habit 

"Why did your wife leave you?" 
"Force of habit, I guess. She was 

a cook before I married her.' ' — Boston 


Tender Memories 

"Shut that door!" yelled the rough 
man. "Where were you raised — in a 
barn?" The man addressed meekly 
and silently complied, but the speaker 
looking at him a moment later observed 
that he was in tears. Going over to 
his victim he apologized. "Oh, come," 
he said soothingly, "you shouldn't take 
it to heart because I asked if you were 
raised in a barn." 

"That's it; that's it," sobbed the 
other man. "I was raised in a barn, 
and it makes me homesick every time 
I hear an ass bray."- 1 — Transcript. 


Just to Please Her 

"Do you think, darling," she asked 
when they had returned from their 
wedding trip, "it is possible for anybody 
really to love more than once?" 

"No, sweetheart," he replied. 
'You are not saying that just to 
make me happy, are you?" 

"Of course not," 

"But you would say it to make me 
happy, even if you didn't believe it, 
wouldn't you, dearest?" 

"Certainly. I'd do anything or say 
anything to make you happy." 

"There, now I shall never be able 
to believe anything you tell me. Oh, 
why — why did I ever marry a liar?" — 
Dayton News. 

Left Her in Dark as to Where — 

"I dropped in on the young bride 
last night and found her in tears." 

"Oh, dear! And I thought she had 
such a good match." 

"The trouble was the match was 
out." — Boston Transcript. 

A Change for the Better 

Our sergeant had been to the Offi- 
cers' School learning the ins and outs 
of the hand grenades. In turn, it was 
his duty to instruct us, so one morning 
he said: 

"Boys, tomorrow we shall have hand 
grenades." After explaining all about 
them, he repeated, by way of impress- 
ing the instruction: "So tomorrow, then, 
we shall have grenades." Just at this 
juncture, a drowsy rookie who appar- 
ently hadn't been paying the slightest 
attention, spoke up stupidly: What's 
that we're going to have?" 

Thoroughly impatient, the sergeant 
snapped: "Grenades! Grenades! We're 
going to have grenades tomorrow.' ' 

Thank God," said the rookie, 
they're going to give us something be- 
sides corned beef and cabbage. 

National Inquiry 

Stranger— "I should like a porterhouse 
steak with mushrooms and some delicately 
browned toast with plenty of butter." 

Waiter—" 'Scuse me, suh. Is you tryin' 
to give an order or is you jes' reminiscin' 
'bout old times?"— Washington Star. 

One of His Order 

Sentry — Halt! Who's there? 

Kitchen police — (carrying a pan of 
potatoes) — K. P. 

Sentry— "Advance, Knights of Pyth- 
ias, with the countersign." 

Proved by Statistics 

Statisticians, and dern good statisti- 
cians, too, statisticians with class, mind 
ye, have computed, or statistiched, that 
there is nothing, either in civil or mili- 
tary life, that is shorter-lived than a 
box from home. — Trench and Camp. 


Cleveland's Son 

now a Marine 


Son of the late President. He is a Marine 

here in the Yard 

Photo by Wedlock, Yard Photographer 

A happier, more contented fellow in 
the Yard than Richard F. Cleveland, 
son of the late President Cleveland, 
would be hard to find. 

He is a Marine and mighty proud 
of the fact. To quote him, "it certainly 
was good news to me when they told 
me I was accepted." Mr. Cleveland 
came here from Princeton where he 
completed his third year. "This surely 
is a mighty fine Yard," he said, "and 
the boys are a great bunch. They 
couldn't be otherwise when they are 
Marines. I intend to study hard for 
the sooner I get into the fight the better 
I will like it." 


Gossip {continued) 

Miss Helen Murray of the Book- 
keeping Section is one of the cham- 
pion tennis players of the Dorchester 
Section and it is no unusual sight to 
find Miss Murray on the court at 5 
A. M. on any fair morning. 

Miss Lucy Winn has gone to her 
summer home at Winthrop and now 
commutes between that point and the 
Navy Yard. 

Mrs. Mary English Murphy has 
been transferred from the Accounting 
Department to the Hull Division. She 
was given a sapphire dinner ring by her 
fellow workers. 

Ratings Now Open 

Chief Gunner, John M. McEwan. 
enrolling officer for the Naval Reserve 
at the main gate, Navy Yard, an- 
nounces that nearly all ratings are now 
open, and requests that all men in the 
District pass the word along. We 
need the men. 

The earnest co-operation of every 
man along these lines is solicited. 

A beautiful mahogany clock was pre- 
sented the Naval Service Club by the 
Blind Man of Newspaper Row. 

Drum Presented Band 

Through the kindness of Ensign 
Joseph Jason, a beautiful bass drum 
has been presented to the Navy Yard 
band. Although over sixty years old, 
the drum has excited the admiration 
of everyone, with its deep rich tone. 
Ensign Jason, who is an enthusiastic 
lover of music, says the drum has been 
in his possession for thirty years, and 
he is delighted that it is now doing its 
bit for the cause of liberty. 

A Grand Army man wrote this 
and sent it to Mrs. Rush. 


As censor of the uniform on Yeo Girls 
in the Yard. 

Myself has been appointed as the one 
and only bard. 

To judge the rhythm of the Cur\es 
and meter of the lines. 

The Navy Blue encircles and so grace- 
fully outlined. 

The forms that cause a sailor's eye to 
twinkle with delight, 

And Girls you look so good to me I 
hate to say "Good Night." 

Mary's Little Pen 

Mary had a fountain pen 
From which the ink did flow. 
And every place her Sammy went 
A note was sure to go. 

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Facts About 
the Typhoid 

This is a story about that little bug 
you have put into your left arm to pro- 
tect you against typhoid. It seems 
that while all sorts of prevention in the 
line of sanitation help to check the 
spread of the disease, the final blow- 
was given to it by the discovery of the 
principle of inoculation for typhoid. 
The germs of typhoid are grown in 
beef broth, and when they number 
millions for every thimbleful of broth 
they are killed by the application of 
heat. The dead germs are then in- 
jected into the blood with a hypodermic 
syringe. Three doses of these dead 
germs are nearly always enough to 
make the body immune from the in- 
vasion of live germs; perhaps they do 
not like to dwell amid the sepulchres 
of their own race. 

The success of vaccination for ty- 
phoid has been remarkable. In the his- 
tory of hundreds of thousands of cases 
only ONE-THIRD as many vaccin- 
ated people have contracted the disease 
as unvaccinated people. Furthermore, 
the disease terminates fatally only a 
third as many times with vaccinated 
people as unvaccinated ones. In other 
words, vaccination against typhoid di- 
vides the chances of dying from the 
disease by twelve. 

Carriers of Disease 

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quent vehicle of infection. Through 
the wonderful researches of Dr. How- 
ard and his associates it has been learned 
that the house-fly, which he has chris- 
tened the "typhoid fly", constantly 
furnishes free transportation for germs 
that are seeking an entrance to some 
human system. It is generally known 
how much water has to do with its 
dessemination, from the fact that in 
cities in Europe where there is a perfect 
water supply the number of cases is 
seldom above ten per hundred thousand 
people, and in America seldom above 
twenty per hundred thousand, while in 
cities where there is impure tap water 
the rate goes up to two hundred and 
even three hundred per hundred thou- 
sand population. It has now come to 
be accepted by sanitarians that in any 
average city of considerable population 
and ordinary sanitary regulations, all 
sickness from typhoid fever over twen- 
ty cases per hundred thousand inhabit- 
ants is attributable to the water. 

Fly a Carrier 

How much the fly has to do with 
the spread of the disease is illustrated 
by the experience of the army encamp- 
ment at Jacksonville during the Span- 
ish-American War. 

The lime that was carried on the feet 
of the flies to the mess table showed 
that nearly all the hundreds of cases 
of typhoid that infested the camp were 
caused by germs carried to the food of 
the men. The fly has been caught 
red handed in divers instances. Some 
of them have been permitted to walk 
over infected material and then to walk 
over culture plates. In every case al- 
most, every point on which they set 
their feet brought forth a colony of 
typhoid germs. In other cases flies 
have been caught and given a bath in 
sterile water, with the result that a 
single bath has brought forth a hundred 
thousand germs from the body and legs 
of one fly. 

"Typhoid Mary" 

There it seems is one class of people 
who are a permanent menace to hu- 
manity, About two and one-half per 
cent of those who contract typhoid 
fever live to become germ carriers. 
The germs like them so well that they 

agree to dwell in peace and harmony 
with cheir hosts; but as they go about 
they spread a trail of typhoid fever. An 
illustration of this is to be had in the 
case of that celebrated woman "Ty- 
phoid Mary." She had suffered an 
attack of typhoid fever, but got well. 
Then she returned to her duties as a 
cook. Six cases of the disease broke 
out in the family, and she left and was 
lost sight of for a long time. Although 
a Dr. Soper tried to trace her, it was 
not until a long time afterward that she 
was found — this time in service in a 
family in a small town in New Jersey, 
i Her history was then traced, and it 
I was found that during the time between 
j her two appearances she had cooked 
in five other homes, and in each and 
every one she gave the inmates the 
disease — 27 in all. 

So much for the busy little typhoid 
bug. As we all claim a few dead ones 
I felt you would be interested in its 
career. I take the liberty of expecting 
you all to smile from now on when 
you think of your trips to Building 120 
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Game Between Navy Yard 

and Fleet Teams Never 

to Be Forgotten 

On Decoration Day, before a crowd 
of about ten thousand baseball mad 
man-o'-warsmen, the baseball team 
from the Boston Navy Yard, under 
the leadership of Jack Barry defeated 
the Battleship Fleet team by a score 
of 3-2 in fourteen innings. 

From the time Commander Weaver 
called "Play Ball" until the old war 
horse Kaiser, the Fleet catcher, 
swung his mighty bludgeon for the 
third time in the fourteenth inning 
the game was one continuous round 
of spectacular plays. Jack Barry said 
that it was as good a game of real 
baseball as he had ever taken part in 
and that young gentleman has taken 
part In SOME baseball games. 

It was primarily a pitchers battle 
between Johnson of the ALABAMA 
and "Ernie" Shore of World Series 
fame with honors about even. 

The infield of the Fleet team with 
"Del" Gainer, late of the Red Sox on 
first, Witt, who used to hit .300 for 
Connie Mack's Athletics, guarding sec- 
ond; the phenomenal "Rabbit" Maran- 
ville cavorting around short, and 
"Shorty" Long of the NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE on third, presented a defensive 
that old man Hindenburg's shell shock 
troops couldn't break through. 

Admiral Mayo, Captain Jackson, the 
Chief-of-Staff, and several of the Divi- 
sion Commanders and Commanding 
Officers and not a few of the distin- 
guished personages of the vicinity 
were present in the grand stand and 
proved to be real fans. 

Although defeated, the Fleet team 
stands ready to prove that it is the 
best Navy team in the game and would 
like very much to hear from any of 
the crack organizations stationed at 
the various Naval Bases and Stations, 
particularly the Great Lakes. 

FIRST INNING — Norton attempted to 
bunt the first one and missed. Johnson then 
struck him out. Barry filed out to left. 
Shorten struck out hut had to be thrown out 

as Kaiser dropped the ball. No hits, no runs. 
Lung shot a not grounuer to Killilea and 
was (mown out at in si. .uaranviue hit tne 
first ball pitched anu was thrown oui, Shea 
to Waisn. Witt also grounded to tinea and 
went out. No hits, no runt. 

SECOND INNING — Waisn worked Johnson 
for a Liase on balls. Killilea attempted to 
sacrifice but hit a pop ny to Johnson, u no 
doubled W aish ai first. Shea went out, Witt 
to Gainer. No hits, no runs. 

Gainer nit a sizzling grounder to Shea, who 
juggled the ball ana fie was sale at nrst. 
iiui tnolomae iorced Gainer at second. Danici- 
Int to tinea and was thrown out at first. Bar- 
tholomae going- lrom hist to third by great 
sprinting. The crowd fiollereu tor \V iliiams 
to bring Bartholomae home but he Hit to 
Barry and was thrown out at urst. No hits, 
no runs. 

THiKD INNING — Carr got a base on balls. 
Rico Hied out to Danielly in center, snore 
hit to Long at third, who threw to second, 
forcing Carr. Norton walked, Short taking 
seconu. Barry tried to drive one through the 
infield but was unable to get it past Maran- 
ville, who made a good stop and threw to 
second forcing Norton. No hits, no runs. 

Kaiser Hied out to Carr in left. Johnson 
hit a toul tip along the first base line and 
was out when Rico made a wonderful head- 
long dive and trapped the ball before it 
reached the ground. It was a wonderful 
catch. Long got the first hit of the game, a 
clean single to right. The crowd went wild. 
Rabbit Maranville took three lusty swings 
and ended the inning. One hit, no runs. 

FOURTH INNING — Shorten hit the first 
ball to right center and was allowed but two 
bases on account of ground rules. It was a 
clean drive and would have been good for a 
circuit clout only for the ground rules. Walsh 
sacrificed, Shorten going to third. It looked 
like the visitors were going to score but 
Johnson tightened up and struck out Klllllea 
and Shea. Johnson was mixing them up and 
had the Navy Yard boys reaching for them. 
One hit, no runs. 

Witt hit to Killilea, who threw wild to 
Walsh and the Fleet second baseman took 
second. A hit now meant a run and the 
crowd implored Gainer to come across but in 
attempting to bunt sent a pop fly to Shore. 
Bartholomae hit to Shore, who threw him 
out at first, Witt taking third. Danielly 
worked Shore for a walk, and stole second. 
Williams took all the joy out of the crowd 
when he fanned. No hits, no runs. 

FIFTH INNING — Carr went out, Maran- 
ville to Gainer. Rico struck out, protesting 
the last called strike. Shore was tossed out. 
Maranville to Giiner. No hits, no runs. 

Kaiser flied out to Killilea. Johnson flied 
out to Shorten. Long flied out to Carr. No 
hits, no runs. 

SIXTH INNING — Barry held a short con- 
ference before sending Norton up to bat. 
Norton hit a fly to left center which dropped 
between Williams and Danielly. Either man 
should have caught the ball but it dropped 
safely. Barry dropped a neat sacrifice along 
the third base line sending Norton to second. 
Barry being thrown out at first. Norton got 
a good lead off second and stole third, mak- 
ing a fine hook slide. Shorten hit to Witt 
and the latter made a quick throw to the 
plate to get Norton but the young Holy 
Cross boy slid over in safety. Walsh sacri- 
ficed, sending Shorten along to second. Carr 
was thrown out bv Witt. One hit. one run. 

The Rabbit went out, Shea to Walsh. Witt 
singled to left. Gainer struck out. Witt 
attempted to steal second but was caught on 
a perfect shrow bv Rico. One hit, no runs. 
SEVENTH INNING- -Shea was out, John- 
son to Gainer. Carr sent a short fly to right 
center which looked like a Texas leaguer but 
Witt made a fine catch and the batter was 
out. Rico sent the first ball pitched into 
short right and Gainer made a beautiful 
backhand running catch that brought the 
crowd to their feet. This was the feature 
catch of the game. No hits, no runs. 

Bartholomae singled to left. Danielly hit 
sharply to Killilea forcing Bartholomae at 
second. Williams shot a Texas leaguer to 
right. Danielly stopping at second. The 
crowd was cheering wildly when Kaiser sel- 
ected his trusty bat. The old boy drove a 
single over second and Danielly was safe at 
the plate. Williams going to third. The 
score was even and ten thousand husky 
youngsters were delighted. Johnson at- 

tempted to bunt but sent a pop fly to Shore, 
who doubted Williams at third. 1 wo hits, 
one run. 

KiGHTH INNING — Shore flied out to Witt. 
Norton died the same way. Barry filed out 
to Williams. .So hits, no runs. 

"Shorty" Long hit one at Shea, who al- 
lowed It to get through and Long took sec- 
ond. Maranville fouled out to tuco. Witt 
hit to Barry, who got him on a close deci- 
sion at first. Long taking third on the play. 
Gainer was an easy out to W alsh. No hits, 
no runs. 

NINTH INNING — Shorten got a base on 
balls. Walsh flied out to Gainer. Killilea 
struck out. Shorten was out on an attempted 
■teal of second. No hita, no runs. 

Bartholomae went out, Shea to Walsh. 
Danielly singled to center. Danielly got out 
trying to steal second. Williams flied out to 
Shorten. One hit, no runs. 

TENTH INNING — Shea struck out but pro- 
tested that he had not struck at the last ball 
pitched, but the umpire thought different. 
Carr grounded to Long and was out at first. 
Rico fouled the first two balls and wai 
called out by the umpire on the third one 
which he said Rico attempted to hit. The 
Boston players tried to convince the umpire 
that he had erred In calling the last strike 
but strike It was. No hits, no runs. 

Kaiser got a base on balls. The infieldera 
played In close expecting Johnson to bunt 
but the Fleet pitcher crossed them and s«-nt 
a short fly close to the left field foul line. 
The Rabbit now had a chance to make him- 
self the hero of the day and on the first ball 
pitched he sent a line drive over second. 
Kaiser started from second at the instant 
the ball was hit but Chick Shorten, who 
plays the earn? for all there la In It, cut 
him down at the plate by a perfect throw to 
Rico. These were exciting momenta. Maran- 
ville went to second on the throw in. Witt, 
the heavy hitting second baseman, belted 

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A group of Trade School boys learning to produce for Uncle Sam 

A splendid example of ingenuity is 
the Trade School established in this 
yard for the purpose of training men 
for mechanical occupations. 

Men from sixteen up are trained in 
this school to be shipfitters, (outside 
and in) riveters, drillers, chippers and 
caulkers, heaters and passers, ship- 
wrights and handymen; supplementary 
training to apprentices in rope-making, 
painting, shipsmith work, acetylene 
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joiner work and sheet metal work is 

The men when under training, work 
on productive work in groups of 
fourteen under instructors. They are 
helpers from three to six months at the 
end of which time they are put out on 
trial as handymen. Fearing that some 
of the students might have missed 
valuable instruction when in school, 
certain periods are devoted to acade- 
mic subjects. 

The school was established last 
November. Four hundred and eighty- 
eight have registered and 119 have 
been turned out as trained men. There 
are 217 men in training at the present 
time. When one considers that a man 
when leaving this school can as a 
handyman earn from $3.96 to $4.16 a 
day the entering of it is well worth con- 

— Photo by Wedlock, Yard Photographer. 

sidering; to say nothing of the fact that 
these men are soldiers badly needed. 

Navy Yard Band 

Enjoys Outing 

Cornets, trombones, bass drums, 
flutes, in fact all the instruments of the 
band were given a furlough when the 
Navy Yard musicians journeyed to the 
Blue Hills Reservation for a day's 
outing last week. 

The big event, however, was the 
ball game. One team was captained 
by Bandmaster Rassmussen, who called 
them the "Rasmuts," the other team 
was in charge of Jimmie Irwin, who 
attached the name "Big Noises" to his 
ball tossefs. Among the features of 
the day, was Ed Manning's home run 
on a foul ball. Charlie Walker and 
Charlie Bennett, two old timers, were 
the umpires and with the aid of field 
glasses did not miss a play. Late re- 
ports had it that the "Rasmuts" won 
by a score of 11 to 4, but Irwin's "Big 
Noises" also claim a victory. However, 
as ball players they make very good 
musicians. It is rumored that they will 
play a real game later in the season. 



For Officers 
in all Arms 
of the Service 




LOEW 7 ? ] 

Always a 3 
hour show 

of great 


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9:30 AM— 10:30 PM 





Some Collection 

' I've got a parrot an' a monkey an' 
a guinea pig, an' pa's goin' to send me 
a German from France. 


\ L V O 

Heard in the 

World of Sport 

The thousands of baseball fans who 
have a happy memory of the playing 
days of the sorrel-topped fence buster, 
Hankus Pankus Gowdy. will appreci- 
ate this bit of humor that comes to us 
from a friend "over there." 

"The other day.'" states the writer, 
"we had a ball game and Hank Gowdy. 
the old Brave star, was hitting in the 
clean-up position. Just before him in 
the batting order was a Turk, who for 
some unknown reason had quit his own 
country and joined the Allies. 

"The Turk went to bat and raising it 
above his head he salaamed and said : 
'Allah. I pray you, Allah, send 
this unworthy son a basehit.' 

'He got a single to centre. 

"Then Hank came along. Wear- 
ing that old smile. Hank pulled his cap 
on a little tighter and said: 'Well, you 
know me. Al.' 

That possession is nine-tenths of the 
law is more or less emphasized in the 
recent scrap between Benny Leonard 
and Jack Britton at Philadelphia. 

While Benny, owing to the fact that 
he is champion, is still champion, there 
are many prominent fight fans who be- 
lieve that Britton more than outpointed 
him in the recent battle. 

The Philadelphia Evening Ledger 
even went so far as to announce that 
Britton was the winner. 

Twilight baseball as tried out at the 
Braves Field on July 1 did not prove 
much of a hit. Even the Dodgers and 
the Braves could not entice the fans 
away from supper. However, 1800 
of the faithful were on hand. 

The game was staged at 6 P.M. 

Will there be any more such games 
in the big league? Probably not. 

Bob Dunbar in the Herald says that 
his idea of the meaning of velocity is 
Babe Ruth knocking a home run off 
Walter Johnson's delivery. 

France received a wholesale dose of 
the great American game of baseball 
on the glorious Fourth. Scores of games 
were played by the American soldiers 
behind the front. In order that the 
boys might do the thing up right 

American women now in London la- 
bored early and late at the Red Cross 
headquarters making baseball uniforms 
for the various teams. Two hundred 
women were engaged in the work. 

Prize fights henceforth will be barred 
from Connecticut The reform order 
is from the State Police Commission. 

Leo Handy the former Brookline 
High swimming champion lived up to 
his name at the big Navy regatta on 
the Charles River recently when swim- 
ming for Bumkin Island he won the 
880-yard easily. 

The choosing of John J. Evers as 
"baseball generalissimo' ' behind the 
firing line in Prance was a master stroke. 
Such coaching as the peppery National 
League star will give the boys means 
that new baseball talent of major league 
calibre will one day come home from 
the battlefields. 

Down in one of the Boston news- 
paper offices the other night a know- 
it-all gentleman began to roast Ty 
Cobb. He talked and talked about 
how Cobb had seen his best days and 
all that kind of stuff until one of the 
editors could stand it no longer. 

'I'll tell you what I will do," said 
the editor. "I'll bet you $100 even 
that Cobb leads the American League 
batsmen this year as he has done in the 

The other gentleman stopped talk- 
ing and failed to take the bet. 

Latest ! 'Tis well for you, old chap, 
as Cobb now leads. 

Tennis Tournament 

Proves a Thriller 

The handicap tennis tournament, in 
which forty-four officers hjve taken 
part and in which every department in 
the Yard is represented, began June 1". 
and is proving quite a regular affair. 
The matches are played daily and have 
reached the fourth round. The sur- 
viving players follow : Dr. C. H. For- 
nell ; Assistant Naval Constructors 
N. W. Gokey, Dr. J. F. Lynch. F. M. 
Earle, T B. Richey, G. A. Andrews ; 
Naval Constructor J. E. Bailey ; En- 
sign T E. Scofield of the Georgia : all 
others have been defeated out. The 
first prize will be a tennis racket. 

Continued from Page 10 
the first ball to right made 

. stop and li 
at first. Two hits, no runa. 

NTH IN.' - .ore grounded oat, 


I a sing 

Mad the i 
• and was thrown «vt 
at firat. Three hits, one run. 

The score was now 2-1 in favor o: 

:s and things were growing serious. 
-r hit a fast ground who 

ip and got bis m* 
It was a - play and just a 

nan Bartbolomae si 
*n the third base line. Da: 
left. Two on and one down. 

- was taken out and . 
KANSAS was sent in to ba 

i Danie:iy at second. Hauss ra.\ 
-> and s: id on the first ball. 

a little wide and 
and rolled to the back stop. Bar- 
ring and Hauss taking '. 
~ailor boys just » 
. ceased Kaiser had gr< 
to Walsh, ending t:. 
Th»- score was again tied. Two hits one 

per to the Rabbit and was out at f. - 
struck out. Rico grounded t " brt 

was safe when Johnson fa first 

base in time. Shore struck out but h 
be thrown out as Kaiser dropped the ba!L 
No hits, no runs. 

Johnson hit a gTounder I and was 

out. Shore covering first. Long sent a fly to 

"The Rab: 

::iade a fine running catch '*. bo 

left. Bar: 
a pretty single to right- Walsh also air. - 

- .orten overran second and was t. - 
out while trying to get back. It was a 

.sion. Two hits, no r . 
- nt a long fly to - 

Bartbolmae also flied 
ten. No hits, no runa. 

supper time but who wants to eat 
score a tie in the 
hard to get a hit but w 

Gainer. Shea, the little shortstop, redeemed 
himseif for the error he had n 
ing a single to left. Carr was out on a fly 
to le - stole second. Rico then came 

through with the hit tha: the game. 

The boy who was lately with the B 
shot a single through Long and Shea 
crossed the plate with 

then grounded out. Maranville to Ga 
Two hits, one run. - :-2- 

It was now a case of do or die and • 
' eet team didn"t do, : 
ng. Danieliy dn -st ball down 

throu- Id and it looked 

but :he old member of the t 
sand dollar infield speared it with h 
hand and threw r runner. Haass 

fouled out to Ws 

I - 
had on the ball and outguessed 
catcher. The game v 

Sure Identification 

Colonel Roosevelt, at a luncheon in 
Portland, advocated early marriages. 

"Is there any sadder picture in 
world. " he said, "than an old ba, 

Then his eyes twinkled, and he 
added : 

"You can always tell an old bachelor 
by the way he makes a baby cry tr 
to make it laugh." — Washington S 



I 4 Sty? Nauij ^alun k 4 1 




| VOL. 1 AUGUST 15, 1918 NO. 3 j 


A Few Busy Corners of a Busy Yard 

Pictures by Wedlock, Yard Photographer 

Upper pictures, left to right — At the Main Gate, George C. Griffith of the Yard Police and a few of the many 
gate orderlies. Over 20,000 people pass through this gate a day and right here it might be said that it is no place to put 
up an argument. Keeping after the whites — a corner of the Welfare Laundry. Lower pictures, left to right — The 
Dispensary is one of the busiest departments in the Yard; there is an average of 2000 cases handled here a month. The 
boys that make us linger in the open during noon hour; the Yard Band with Asst. Bandmaster Cunningham. 


New Chaplain Here From France 

Our new Chaplain, James Duncan MacNair 
He wants to receive a visit from everyone in the Yard 

"He's a regular feller." This is a 
compliment paid a Bishop by a news- 
boy — a compliment that this well 
known man declared he prized more 
then anything that had ever been said 
about him by members of nobility. 

I may be presuming but I will take 
the chance and use the little boy's com- 
pliment to describe our new chaplain. 
"He's a regular feller." Chaplain 
MacNair comes from the front and he 
brings with him a message that is as 
surprising as it is encouraging. He 
was with the marines when they made 
that famous drive at the Chateau 
Thierry from June 1 to June 17, at 
which time they overcame the Ger- 
mans fighting so forcibly that the Huns 
called them the "Devil Hounds." 

"All this talk about the sentiment 
of the boys 'over there' is unfounded," 
began Chaplain MacNair. "There is 
no weeping or sighing for home and 
sweetheart, no dreaming of the future, 
no self pitying. The one and only 
thing in which the boys are interested 
and of which they speak and think is 

getting the Hun. When a boy comes 
to, the first thing he asks is "when do 
I get into it ? " I have heard this asked 
not once or twice but hundreds of 
times by boys who will never be able 
to return to the fray. There is some- 
thing very peculiar about the affair. I 
just ached to go after the Hun myself. 
The boys are happiest when they are 
in the thick of it and I envy them in 
their happiness. 

"It is wonderful, the manner in 
which every effort has been put into 
play by the Allies in general to obtain 
efficiency. For instance, we were 
troubled with rats. At once armies 
of cats were raised to go after the rats 
and in some places armies of little rat 
terriers are at work killing rats which 
the cats overlook. Speaking of the 
dogs I feel I must put in a word for 
our friend the dog. The little war dog 
deserves recognition. He will start 
out with his back loaded with band- 
ages, cotton, water, a regular outfit and 
will slide up to the wounded fellow and 
crouch down and almost pass him 

what he has to offer. The shelling 
and smoke don't worry him. 

'Kveryone has but the one spirit — 
to win and with that spirit overpower- 
ing every little personal feeling you can 
see there can be none of this ro- 
mancing, wishing for home and mother 
one reads about. To show the atti- 
tude that is taken by the boys I repeat 
the only remark that comes near to 
verging on sentiment, they will cry 
'I am going to fight and pray like H — .' 
and there you have it." 

Chaplain MacNair is a graduate of 
Boston University. He has served on 
U.S. S. Georgia. Virginia, Maryland 
Pittsburg and Arizona. 

Shortly after the drive of the marines, 
which caused the Germans to call 
them the "Devil Hounds'* Mrs. Mac- 
Nair wrote these lines and sent them 
to her husband then in France. 

Three cheers and a tiger for our gallant 

Those men who will face any pun, 
Thev never know fear with the enemy near 

But charge him and force him to run. 

Three cheers and a tiger for our gallant 

They're now in the thick of the fight. 
Even, man at his post, a brave, loyal host 
For humanity, freedom and right. 

God strengthen and bless our gallant 

And help them to conquer the foe. 
We earnestly pray by night and by day. 

God keep them wherever they go. 
June 7, 1918 G. E. M. 

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Naval officers' complete out- 
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Yeowomen's Complete 

This smartly clad yeowoman 
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Stanton H. King of Sailors Haven, 

Appointed Chanteyman to the 

American Merchant Marine 

Yo- Heave Oh! The sea-chantey 
has come into its own again. 

A steamship will run along to no 
other music than the mutter of its own 
engines; but a sailing ship, being a 
more sensative creature, coy and hard 
to handle, must be sung to or she will 
not sail. 

So one of the first things Uncle Sam 
had to do when he decided to build 
sailing ships and to win back the place 
that he had lost since the day when the 
Yankee clipper was mistress of the sea, 
was to find a man who knew all the 
old sea-songs. 

Stanton H. King of the Sailors 
Haven, a deep water sailor of the old 
school, and now chief chanteyman to 
the American Merchant Marine was 
the man. He learned chantey singing 

forty years ago, in the days when every 
sailor knew every sea-song without 
the book. His work is already bearing 
fruit. When he is not preaching to 
the sailors, he is at the Navy Yard, 
showing the men how much easier it 
is to haul on a rope if you have a song 
whose rythm fits the hauling. 

For the benefit of the sailors of to- 
day who are going out on sailing ships. 
Chief Chanteyman King has put many 
of his old chantey songs into book form. 

In the preface of the book he writes: 

"A chantey is an inestimable asset to 
the work on a sailing ship. One sailor 
makes a noise when others are hauling 
on a rope with him and at the sound 
of his voice they all pull together. The 
noise, like the chantey singing, pro- 
duces team work. 

"On the forecastle head, heaving on 
the windlass breaks, or walking around 
the capstan, pausing on a capstan bar, 
the chanteyman sings the solo while 
his mates join in the refrain. 

"There are chanteys for every occa- 
sion. You could no more run a sail- 
ing ship without chanteys than you 
could run a steamboat without coal.'' 

Allotments and Allowances 

A radical change in the method of 
handling allotments and family allow- 
ances, went into effect July 1. Several 
important amendments of the War Risk 
Insurance Act, make possible the 
change in procedure. 

After July 1, every enlisted man in 
the military or naval service, regardless 
of rank or pay, must make the same 
compulsory allotment to his wife and 
children, $15 a month. To this allot- 
ment theGovernment will add a month- 
ly allowance ranging from $5 a month 
for a motherless child, and $15 for a 
wife without children up to a maxi- 
mum of $50. In addition, the enlisted 
man, if he desires Government allow- 
ances for his dependant parents, grand- 
parents, grandchildren, brothers and 
sisters, may make voluntary allotments 
to them — fixed by the new amend- 
ments at $5 a month, where allotment 
is made to a wife and children, and $15 
where no such allotment is made. 
Heretofore allotments were on a sliding 
scale, and varied according to the sol- 
dier's pay or to the numbers and per- 
sonnel of his family. 



Bureau of Navigation issued the 
following new Regulations to dis- 
tinguish between Regular Navy and 
Naval Reserve Officers. 

A digest of the regulations follows: 

The five-pointed star, worn on the 
sleeves and epaulets of line officers, 
must be. if the wearer is in the Naval 
Reserve, surrounded by an embroidered 
gold circle of which the inner diameter 
is 1^$ inches, the outer diameter 1*2 

For staff officers, the colored cloth 
between the stripes, or on either side 
of a single stripe (maroon for medical 
corps, white for pay corps, etc.) will in 
the Naval Reserve be broken, on the 
sleeves, for a distance of 1 ] 4 inches. 

For chief warrant and warrant officers 
in the Naval Reserve there shall be no 
star at grades where it is worn in the 
Regular Navy, instead for deck officers 
there will be worn a vertical foul anchor 
of gold, and for engineer officers a 
three-bladed propeller of gold. 

For chief petty officers the cap device 
in the Naval Reserve will carry the 
letters U. S. N. R.. instead of U. S. N. 

Officers in the Naval Reserve Fly- 
ing Corps on their forest green uniforms 
in Winter and on their pale brown 
uniforms in Summer will not wear the 
sleeve and shoulder five-pointed stars 
of Regular line officers. Instead they 
will wear the aviators' device, a combi- 
nation of wings and propellers, reduced 
to 1 2 2 inches at its widest dimensions. 
When without coats, and liable to cap- 
ture, they may wear the device on the 
shoulders of their shirts. 

Enlisted men in the Naval Reserve 
will wear hat bands, when no ship is 
designated, with the words U. S. Naval 
Reserve, instead of U. S. Navy. 

Charlie Finley Transferred 

Charlie Finley. the Revere songbird. 
has been transferred from the Main 
Gate and is now petty officer in 
charge of the orderly detail at the 
Little Building. 

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A "Fallen Star" 

By C H L Kahler. Building 42 

i I S I was walking down the street 
3 I glanced across the way, 

I saw a flag with a star of blue, 

"Some young lad in the fray." 

I wandered on as if in a trance, 
It all seemed strange to me, 

I thought I was over in France 
To fight for "Liberty." 

I heard the screech of shot and shell, 

I heard the cannons roar. 
As I looked up a young lad fell, 

Poor lad would fight no more. 

I wandered on and from the spell got free 

And often wondered why 
That vision should appear to me, 

I could not solve it though I try. 

Again, I wandered down the street 
And what should I behold, 

That star of blue had changed its hue 
And became a star of gold. 

Perhaps it was for that young lad 

1 saw fall that day, 
When I was wondering in my trance, 

While he was far away. 



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A "Little" Mixup That Happened in Yard a Few Days Ago 






[TSe- B<6 IDEA I. 

A youth from the "Ever 
green" country decided to en- 
list. For certain information he 
was told to go to the Little 

He roamed around the Yard 
taking dimensions of certain 
petite constructions. 

A Marine who spotted him 
ran up to him and all out of 
breath asked what he was up to. 

In a faint, shaky voice he ex- 
claimed that a certain "feller" 
had told him to go to the little 
building and he was hunting 
for one. 

Celebrates Twenty-fifth 
Anniversary in Navy Yard 

On July 23, the members of the 
Supply Department showed their ap- 
preciation of the honored services of 
their chief clerk, Frank E. Bagley, 
who celebrated his 25th anniver- 
sary in this Yard. He was presented 


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with numerous gifts, among which 
were a bouquet of gladiolus, and a 
beautiful diamond stickpin. Mr. 

O'Hayre of the Shipping Section made 
the presentation speech, and Mr. Bag- 
ley, although quite overcome, re- 
sponded fittingly, stating that he hoped 
to be here for another 25 years. 

When Mr. Bagley came here 25 
years ago, there were only twelve men 
in the department, including clerks and 
laborers, with one paymaster. He has 
seen many changes. For 20 years, he 
was a member of the Bookkeeping 
Section, and was for ten years chief 
clerk of that section. Upon the death 
of the late John Whalen, he was pro- 
moted to the position of chief clerk of 
the Supply Department. 

He was at one time a member of the 
Board of Alderman of the City of Bos- 
ton. By his kind and cheerful disposi- 
tion he has acquired hosts of friends. 

Gossip Around the Yard 

The Yard Post Office has on sale 
the new car tickets in strips of fives for 
use on the Boston Elevated lines. As 
these are being carried for the conveni- 
ence of the Navy Yard users of the"L" 
so they will not have to lose valuable 
time waiting in line at the stations to 
purchase tickets, Yard patronage in this 
connection is desired and solicited so 
that the 50.000 tickets on hand may 
soon be circulated. 

The pleasing personality of the little 
Miss Margaret Sheehan of the Yard 
Restaurant helps a lot when one runs 
in for a bite now and then. 

Yeoman Anna M. McGrath, form- 
erly of the Chief of Staff's Office, 
Little Building, is now booming re- 
cruiting for the Naval Reserve Force. 
Too bad it isn't for the U. S. Cavalry. 
Why? Well, I think HE is in the 
11th regiment. 

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In Flanders 

A former Marine shipmate writes us 
from "over there" to tell us about the 
mud in Flanders. "I was walking 
along the road." he writes, "and hap- 
pened to see a soldier's hat lying there. 
I kicked the hat and discovered there 
was a head under it and a live man 
under the head. So 1 pulled the man 
out. He then informed me that he 
was on horseback, so both of us dug 
down in the mud and pulled the horse 
out. The horse was good and hungry 
by that time so we dug down further 
and hauled up a bale of hay the horse 
had been eating." That's a fishy 
sounding story, but then you know 
how the Marines always could bat 'em 
out. — Our Navy. 

Well Informed 

"Ah. Mr. Gloom! Going to be an- 
other hot day. isn't it?" 

"Yes !" snarled J. Fuller Gloom. 
'Or, at least, so eighty-seven other 
persons who have nothing else to talk 
about have told me." 


She— I never could see why they call 
a boat "she." 

He — Evidently you have never tried 
to steer one. — Widow. 

From the Barnyard 

First Rooster — What's the matter 
with Mrs. Brahma: 

Second Ditto — Shell shock. Ducks 
came out of the eggs she was setting on. 
— Transcript. 


Rastus — Dis yeah's a bahrometeh, 

Mandy — Wha's that foh: 

Rastus — To tell when it's going tuh 

Mandy— Niggeh. wha's your rheu- 
matism foh. anvwav: — Panther. 
What's the Use? 

You may live to be one hundred 
years old. but what's the use if you 
can't tell your grandchildren that you 
helped to lick the kaiser: — Camp 

True, Anyhow 

There's little poetry' in this, 
But much truth, you will own; 

The hand that pulls the trigger is 
The hand that rocks the throne. 




What Lo Was Fighting For 

John H. Mosier. attorney and oil 
man at Muskogee, Okla.,was in Kansas 
City recently with a new Indian story. 
An Indian soldier, home on a furlough, 
was walking down the main street at 
Muskogee, when a white man who 
knew him stopped him and said: 

"Well, John, I see you have become 
a soldier." 

"Yes, me soldier," replied the 

"How do you like being a soldier, 

"No like-um." 

"What's the matter?" 

"To much salute — not enough 

"Of course you know what you are 
fighting for. John?" 

"Yes, me know," answered the 

"Well, what are you fighting for, 

"Make whole damn world Demo- 
cratic party," answered the Indian. 
— Kansas City Journal. 


"Sir, I came to ask you to give me 
your daughter's hand." "All right, 
young man; if you're looking for it, you 
can generally find it in my pocket." — 
Baltimore American 

The Same Breed 

It must be very difficult to be a Ger- 
man cartoonist, and not be allowed to 
call attention to the fact that the Crown 
Prince looks exactly liice a dachshund. 
— Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

Pa Wai a Lawyer 

"Pop, what do they mean by twaddle?" 

"That refers to arguments advanced by 

the other side."-- Louisville Courier- Journal. 



By Heinie 


Gob — When will you marry me? 

Yeomanette — See that plant over 
there? It has a bud on it. When 
that blooms I'll marry you. 

Gob — Fine, what kind of a plant is 

Yeomanette — It's a century plant; 
it blooms every hundred years. 

Gob — By that time I expect to make 
chief and I wouldn't marry a second 
class yeomanette then. — Judge. 


At a military church service some 
recruits were listening to the chaplain 
in church saying, "Let them slay the 
Germans as Joshua smote the Egyp- 
tians," when a recruit whispered to a 
companion : 

"Say, Bill, the old bloke is a bit off; 
doesn't he know it was Kitchener who 
swiped the Egyptians?" — Answers. 

The Dear ! 

Louis — Turn your face this way. 
Louise — You'll kiss me if I do. 
Louis — No I won't. 
Louise — Then what's the use ? — 
Punch Bowl. 


Doctor — You should be constantly 
at your husband's side, as you will 
need every little while to hand him 

Mrs. Casey — Niver, doctor! Sure, 
Oi' m not the women to hit a man whin 
he's down. — Kansas City Star. 

His Hat 

"What do you hear from the boy ? " 
"Nothing much. He says the govern- 
ment has issued him one of those steel 
shrapnel helmets, and for the first time 
in his life he has a new hat he isn't 
afraid somebody is going to sit on." 
— Detroit Free Press. 

A Nut for Future Scientists to 

The descent of man having again 
been brought into question, it would 
be interesting to know the guesses of 
future ages on finding the Hohen- 
zollern skull. — Judge. 



My Girl and Your Girl 

By Witter Bynner 

She may not be the girl for you, 

But she's the girl for me. 
You may not think her eyes divine, 
You may not feel her spirit shine, 
But the less she's yours the more she's 

You see ? 
So go and find your own girl, 

Whoever she may be. 
I may not think her eyes divine, 
I may not feel her spirit shine. 
But she wouldn't be yours if she were 

You see? 

Poor Marksman 

Conscientious Objector — Shooting 
at those targets makes me realize how 
awful war will be. I'd die before I'd 
kill a man. 

Officer (who has watched him shoot) 
— You certainly would. — Sun Dial. 

Note and Query 

It' s up to the Austrian people to take 
the "Hun" out of Hungary. 

Speaking of farmerettes, chauffeur- 
ettes; etc., will there ever be plain- 
clothes women ? 

Of course you ordered your coal. 
But did you get it ? 


Not all women care to work on 
farms, but most of them can cultivate 
expensive tastes. 

Three's a Crowd 

Rookie— There's a young lady wants to 
entertain a soldier from this camp every 
Tuesday night, sir. She says she will serve 
cake and hot chocolate, and will sing and all 
that. Shall I go? 

Sergeant— No. What's her address?— Bos- 
ton Transcript. 



Yanl Gossip Continued 
The Welfare Aide is certainly doing 
wonderful work. There are from 40 
to 50 requests for wood received by 
them a day and an average of 30 a day 
are granted. 

Word has been received here from 
the other side that the Jazz Band is 
doing wonderful work in France. This 
must be mighty stimulating to Miss 
George, who founded it. 


If Ensign William J. McDonald will 
call at the office of The Salvo. Build- 
ing 10. he will receive a crucifix case 
containing his card. The case was 
found in the Yard a few days ago. 






The winner in athletics invariably uses the WRIGHT & DITSON equipment 

These champions realize the importance of having the best, and thev get it bv in- 
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Yard Gossip Continued 

From the Enrolling Office, Main 
Gate, Come These Tid-Bits 

Any information in regard to the 
Naval Reserve Force can be readily 
obtained by calling on Chief Gunner 
John M. McEwan. 

The male yeomen at this office are 
gradually being replaced by yeowomen. 
There are now fifteen yeomaids in this 

Chief Gunner McEwan states that 
his yeowomen can give his yeomen a 
run for the money any time. How's 
this girls ! 

In the three months, March 18 to 
June 18, Mr. McEwan sent 7058 men 
and women to the surgeon for examina- 
tion for enrolment in the Reserves, and 
3681 were passed and accepted. Pass 
the word along and send him some 

Chief Yeoman John H. Phalan has 
done two hitches in the regular Navy 
and is on his third in the Reserves. He 
was one of the crew of the U. S. S. 
Trenton when she was wrecked in the 
Samoan typhoon. Ask him how he 


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White Duck Suits $10 

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liked living on the beach for four 
months with the Kanakas. 

A recruit enrolling in the Reserves, 
the other day, who wanted to be a sailor, 
but didn't want to go to sea as it made 
him sick, asked Mr. McEwan if he 
couldn't give him a rating of a Store- 
keeper and place him in a nice store 
ashore. McEwan said he would try, 
and gave him his card. The young 
man went over town and tried to get a 
job in RAYMONDS as a second-class 
storekeeper. Can you beat it ! 

Yeomaid Tad Doherty had a few 
unpleasant hours, when the Covington 
went under, until she heard from the 
Department, that one of the engineer 
officers, whom she is deeply interested 
in, was safe. 

Seaman Tom O'Hara in civil life 
was the famous comedian who enter- 
tained the public on Keiths and the 
Orpheum circuits. 

In two months over two million 
dollars of insurance has been sold in 
this office. 

While the new men enrolling 
through this office cast longing eyes at 
the goblets, its no use, as they all have 
someone "Overthere." 

Six Yeomaids Made Chiefs in the 
Supply Department 

The following girls have been made 
Chief Yeowomen in the Supply De- 
partment : Misses Mary Grady, Eunice 
Smith, Helen Grady. Helen Murray 
and Mary A. Murphy. We extend 

'Gene Wetmore wants to know if 
he is entitled to wear a Sweetheart Serv- 
ice Pin as his girl is in the service. Go 
ahead and wear it, 'Gene, you have our 

Miss E. Monroe is very partial to 
chiefs — especially red-headed ones. 

When Storekeeper Stevens of Build- 
ing 77 was asked if he had any "skirm- 
ish lines," he said, "No, but 'Rope' 
Murphy is liable to have some of 

Mrs. Carney, Matron of 
Building 39 

Much credit is due Mrs. Carney, 
Matron of Building 39, for the decora- 
tions on the altar in the chapel. She 
performs this work every Saturday be- 
fore leaving. 

Yeoman Joe Paulson a Benedict 

One of the weddings the past moiuh 
was that of Joseph S. Paulson, Jr., Yeo- 
man in the Supply Department, Build- 
ing 149, and Miss Julia A. Dinneen 
of Revere. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Jeremiah A. Dinneen. 

A wedding breakfast was served after 
which the couple left for New York 
on their honeymoon. On their return 
they will reside at 58 Bradstreet ave., 

Mr. Paulson will be remembered as 
a member of Uncle Sam's Trio who 
worked so successfully in the first Lib- 
erty Loan drive. 

Heard at the Supply Depart- 
ment Outing at Nantasket. 

"Say, Brannan, what are you doing?" 
Brannan (putting white cleaner on 

yeomaid's shoes), "Oh, I'm cleaning 

a couple of tugboats." 
He is still with us. 

Visits Commodore Key 

Captain and Mrs. Reeves and their 
son Billy paid their respects to Com- 
modore Key recently. Captain Reeves 
is of the U. S. S. Maine. 


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Out of the stillness of the Navy 
Y, M. C. A. dining room there rang 
the words, "This is a fine day we are 
having." A youth of about sixteen, 


short and frail, stood bowing at the 
dining room door. "Tis in I will come 
and treat myself to a couple of egg 
sandwiches," he added. I looked up 
and smiled. "You in the navy, Miss?" 
he asked. Not waiting for an answer 
he proceeded blandly. "Do you sup- 
pose now that I could just take a 

squint at the Yard?" "I suppose you 
think you would like to see a real bat- 
tleship," I remarked. The youth in- 
dulged in a sickish grin and for a reply 
dug down in his vest pocket and 
brought forth a clipping from a New 
York newspaper which gave a glowing 
account of a lad, Abramson, who had 
enlisted in the British Navy at 14 years 
of age, whose experiences had been 
wide and varied, who was on the Wasp 
when it was torpedoed in the English 

That's me — none other than His 
Majesty's Humble Servant Maurice 
Abramson. Now perhaps you see why 
I would just like to take a squint at 
the well known Charlestown Navy 
Yard on my way south," he exclaimed. 

Thanks to the officer at the gate an 
orderly was granted to escort him to 

my office and from there Abramson 
was permitted to enjoy his "squint" at 
at the Yard. 'Tr's some place." was 
his first remark. 

"You see I have been about a bit," 
he began. "When I get in where things 
are going on, great big things like there 
are here it makes me just burn all over 
to get into things. But dash it all I'm 
under weight. They won't take me. I 
don't weigh a hundred. I pulled the 
stunt of getting into the British Na\y 
when I was 14. I hail from New- 
castle-on-the-Tyrne, England. Two 
years an a half ago I enlisted and was 
messroom steward on H. M. S. Vic- 
tory and was on the boat when it 
travelled the North Sea. Then I went 
to the Somerset. From there to 
the Wasp which as you know was 

Continued on page 11 





Fifteen minutes from Rowes 'Wharf. 350 Atlantic Avenue. Boston, by 
Boston, Revere Beach £, Lynn R.R., or by trolley from Scollay Square 

The place where dance lovers throng — Music with the "pep" 




Here They Are Girls — Our Winter Hats — Perhaps 

........ ... 

(Courtesy of The Boston Post) 

These hats are now on inspection in Washington. It is possible that the three will be passed on which means 
that there will be three styles to choose from. The material is of blue silk beaver which by the way costs $12.50 a 
yard, but the hats will cost only $5.00. 

Yard Visitor Continued 

torpedoed. I was thrown into the 
water, just kind of unpleasant this lit- 
tle party. I was picked up by a couple 
of men. They sent me to Base Hos- 
pital 34 and I had some party there. 
Say if you have anyone in a hospital 
'Over there' don't worry, everything 
that can be done for a fellow is done 
when he hits the hay. 

"It was a happy day for me when 
I was discharged. Take it from me 
there isn't a lad that doesn't rejoice 
when he is told he can get into the 
fight again. I got attached to the May 
Dickey, an American transport, also 
served on the Glendenning and the 
Tives, both American transports. Oh 
yes I have been about. I am on my 
way south to meet my mother who 
has come on from England to settle in 
Kentucky. My three brothers are 
fighting in France and I would be 
with them if I could put on a little 
more flesh. I am out of luck I guess. 

"I have done a bit however. Let 
me tell you it won't be long before 
we will take the slimy soul of Ger- 

many and air it to the sun. The Ger- 
mans are doomed and they know it. 
Thanks for the squint at the Yard. I 
can just throw out my chest now and 
say 'I have seen it old top,' when I 
hear anyone speaking of the Charles- 
town Navy Yard." As he passed 
through the Main gate it is I who en- 
joyed a sickish grin. I was thinking of 
the first question I had asked him. 


"Now, Lieutenant Tompkins," said 
the general, "you have the battalion in 
quarter column, facing south — how 
would you get it into line, in the quick- 
est possible way, facing northeast?" 

"Well, sir," said the lieutenant after 
a moment's fruitless consideration, "do 
you know, that's what I've often won- 

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Dr. Fornell Wins Tournament 


Ensign T. E. Scofield of the Georgia on the right congratulating Dr. C. H. 
Fornell on winning the Handicap Tennis Tournament. 

The officers handicap tennis tourna- 
ment covered a period of six weeks. 
Forty-four officers took part and every 
department in the yard was represented. 
The score was 10-8 and 6-3. Dr. 
Fornell, the winner, had a handicap of 
plus 15, while Ensign Scofield had a 

handicap of minus 15. The prize 
was a tennis racket. The sum left 
over from the $44 raised by the 
players will go toward purchasing sup- 
plies for the upkeep of the court. The 
finals proved to be mighty interesting 
and were witnessed by a large gallery. 

Whoops, My Dear ! 

Oh, how can I write verses 'bout sailors and the sea, 
When the babies have the whooping-cough and whoop eternally ? 
They whoop throughout the day and then they whoop throughout the night 
When they rouse me from my slumbers and just fill my soul with fright. 

They whoop until I wonder if each whoop will be their last. 

They whoop when I am writing of the men before the mast. 

And when they've finished whooping, why, they just look up and grin, 

And they never seemed to mind the near -convulsions they've been in. 

Yes, they sure have lots of gumption, so I guess in years to come, 
They'll grow up and jine the navy, but the trouble is. by gum, 
That they're not the kind of babies that will ever tread the deck ; 
But they'd make good looking yeogirls, and I hope they do by heck ! 

Written for the "Salvo" by Joe Toye 

Band Loses First Game 

The Yard band baseball team was 
defeated 'for the first time this reason. 
by the marines to the tune of 16-14 
The large attendance of Manning and 
Agnew were glad to see Berg retire 
after passing numerous men. Goodat 
pitched the remaining twenty innings. 
One feature of the game was the stop 
of a speedy ball by *'Skee" Stang on 
his upper lip. Chief Rassmussen 
played a good game behind the bat, 
stopping the ball with his hands, fett 
and chest. His stick work was good, 
also Dyer's, who had a temfic wang. 
Gerard was all the "Largo" toward the 
finish but stuck to the end. Capt. Irwin 
is v, hipping his men into trim for future 
engagements. He claims he can beat 
the printers with eleven men. 

Didn't Notice It 

"Doris, those people will be here in 
a minute. Put on your evening gown, 
quick !' ' 

"'Don't be funny. Charles; it is on." 
— Cassell"? Saturday Journal. 


For Officers 
in all Arms 
of the Service 







The Navy Salvo 



VOL. 1 


NO. 4 



Thirty-three boys from this Yard formed a guard for President and Mrs. Wilson during their visit to Magnolia last 
month, and everyone of these boys received the congratulations and "thank you" of the President personally, for the discipline 
they displayed. The boys camped in tents on the lawn of the beautiful T. Jefferson Coolidge. Jr., estate. The great event 
happened the night the President left Magnolia for Washington, when the boys marched under sealed orders through the 
town to the station. Here the President shook hands with every boy and said, "I am proud of you one and all, for your excel- 
lent discipline. Your Commandant has every reason to feel gratified. '' The detail was in charge of Captain Angus Wilson. 
The above picture shows the Coolidge estate occupied by the President, while below are seen our boys lining up for ' chow. 
The pictures and story were procured for the "Salvo" by Miss Mary Mahoney of the staff of the Boston Traveler. 


Yard Y. M. C. A. Opens 

The Y. M. C. A. which opened its 
doors a few days ago will be some 
smile-spreader if it does one-half it 
plans to do. To begin with everything 
will be done to make the atmosphere 
of the little hut happy and free. En- 
tertainments furnished by Boston 
theatres and local talent as well as mov- 
ing pictures will be given weekly. 
Classes which will be in charge of 
Charles Merrill, the educational secre- 
tary will be held daily. 

Mr. Raymond H. Pierce who has 
for some rime been secretary of the 
Wakefield Y. M. C. A., is to be the 

general secretary ai d it will be his aim 
to make the little hut a "hang out" 
for every boy in this Yard. 

The program of the work has not 
as yet been made out but it is expected 
that within a week everything will be 
in running order. 


Mrs. Rush has returned to town after 
spending a delightful summer at Bar 
Harbor. One of the many affairs given 
in her honor was a dinner held at 
Augusta, Me. 

Miss Katherine has spent the sum- 
mer at Long Island. 


Mr. Pierce is the general secretary 

of the Y. M. C. A. 


Ensign Joseph Jason has been trans- 
ferred from Duty Officer at the Main 
Gate to Personnel and Witnessing 
Officer of the Pay Office. 

Miss Mollie McArdle, who has for 
some time been connected with the 
Welfare Aide office, has been trans- 
ferred to the Central Files. 

The Welfare Aide. Building 39, 
would greatly appreciate the gift of a 
graphaphone for the boys on board the 
U. S. S. Lamberton. 

William H. Driscoll. the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. J. C. Driscoll of Somerville. 
"shoved off'' the other day. Good 
luck to you Driscoll. 

Yeoman James Babineau of the 
"small stores" is the proud father of 
an eight-pound baby boy. 

Pharmacist Mate F. X. Nissen of 
the Dispensary has been presented with 
a babv girl. 


Always a 3 
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of great 


& Motion 


9:30 AM 10:30 PM 

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The Languishing Fleets 

■ -^ — 

They're taking in the service flags in Hamburg and Berlin, 
At least the ones the fraus put up when Hans and Fritz went in 
And joined the Kaiser's navy "for to fight against the foe," 
For little Fritz just sits and knits while Hans sleeps down below. 

Now, Hans and Fritz, as Germans go, were patriotic guys; 
They fell for propaganda stuff and all the Kaiser's lies ; 
They really wanted action and to fight upon the seas, 
They didn't think this Kaiser gink was such a piece of cheese. 

They went aboard a battleship and gave a hearty cheer ; 
They both were full of loyalty and bravery — and beer. 
They said, "Pull up the anchors, we are ready for the fray." 
Yes, sure enough, they pulled that stuff four years ago today. 

The years rolled by and still the fleet lay anchored safe at Kiel, 
And every other day or so they'd hand the boys a spiel, 
Then pull their belts another notch and gargle Hymns of Hate, 
And toast "The Day" when Heinies say we all shall meet our fate. 

The battleships grew rusty and their decks grew thick with hay, 
And cobwebs grew while Hans and Fritz sat waiting for "The Day." 
The birds built nests and hatched their young in Tirpitz's grogans, 
And poor old Fritz just fell to bits and so did brother Hans. 

The Kaiser's hosts had meanwhile gone and devastated France, 
But, sad to say, the Allies now had kicked them in the pants. 
Von Hindenburg and Ludendorff were hitting it due east, 
On every field quite ausgespield, to say the very least. 

And now we all are waiting for the coming of "The Day." 
We'll ventilate their dreadnaughts in the good old Yankee way. 
We'll give them just a few more weeks and if they're in there still, 
We'll go to Kiel and make a meal of poor old Kaiser Bill. 

Written for the Salvo by JOE TOYE. 

For the convenience of Officers 

It is well to remember that we are 

Open Saturdays till 9 P.M. 

Blue Service, Boat Cloak or Overcoat at $ A /X and 
Practically last year's prices if you act promptly ^t^ up 

Washington St., cor. Brattle St. 
Adams Square 


The Monthly Contributor to Our 

The Editor in all seriousness re- 
quested that Joe write his autobiog- 
raphy and this is what she received. 

Born ? Yes. 
Where? Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Father's middle 
name? Fight. 

Why aren't you 
in the service? Be- 
cause the draft 
board put me in 
Class V., with the 
divinity students, 
the unfit and the doting parents. Some 

How old is Ann? Yes. 
What are your favorite entertain- 
ments ? Fatimas and the German offi- 
cial war reports. 

Do you own a Liberty Bond ? Does 
a brick sink? 

Will you buy a French baby ? You 
bet your life! A blonde one, about 
20, please ! 

What is your chief claim to fame? 
Once I knew a guy who had a wen. 
"Wen?" Wensday. 
Joe is and has been for many years 
a feature writer for the Boston Sunday 
Post to say nothing of the fact that he 
wrote the words for one of Billy Sun- 
day's hymns. 

Doughboy— What yo' all ben doin' Sam? 
Yo' look all banged up. 

Gob — What ah ben doin'? Gwan! Ah 
ain't banged up none at all ! 

Doughboy— Yo' sho' is man! Yo' is black 

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World's Largest Chain Turned Out by Hull Division 

Photo by 'Wedlock, Yard Photographer 

This chain will hold 7000 men. On completion it was shipped to a 

foreign port 

The largest power-made chain in the 
world was turned out by the forge shop 
of the Hull Division of this Yard a 
little over a week ago. It is to serve 
as a mooring cable for the U. S. S. 
Leviathan, a transport which is 950 
feet long and boasts of a tonnage of 
45.000. the largest ship on the water. 

The chain is made in two shots, each 
one weighing 14,135 pounds and is 
90 feet long. Each link, and there are 
65 links in each shot, weighs 2 19 pounds 
and is 4 1 s inches in diameter of wire. 
The required breaking strain is 909,000 
pounds. Each shot was proof tested 
at 560.000 pounds and was found to be 

perfect, showing no defects. 

It took the forge shop just four days 
to complete it. working three shifts a 
day, 18 men to a shift. It is made of 
Burden iron which is rolled especially 
for government use. It cost over $1000. 

The manufacturing was under the 
supervision of Mr. James Reid, Super- 
intendent of the forge shop and Mr. 
James Smith, quarterman chain maker. 

When one considers there is no 
boat in existence that this chain will 
not serve, one feels every right to in- 
dulge in a feeling of self satisfaction 
at it having been turned out by the 
Boston Navy Yard. 

Rivetless Ship Given Test 

A rivetless steel vessel has success- 
fully completed her maiden voyage 
with a full cargo, and in rough weather, 
according to press reports from Lon- 
don. Instead of being riveted, the 
plates are fused together by electric 

The English vessel is 125 feet long, 
has a 15-foot beam, with displacement 
of 275 tons. More than 240 hours 
were saved in construction and an 
economy of more than 1000 pounds 
of metal was effected by the absence 
of rivets, according to the reports. 


Novakoff Bros. 


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Uniforms made to order 

Hats Badges Swords 


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Drawn by Charles Donelan of the Boston Traveler 







"I wonder how far the government con- 
trol of the telephone will extend." 

"I hope it will control the conversation of 
my wife and the neighbors." 

The Youth — When we were torpe- 
doed. I swam for about two hours be- 
fore being picked up. 

The Maiden — Oh, how jolly ! I love 
swimming — London Opinion. 

Mother: I don't like the looks of 
that little boy you were playing with 
on the street to-day. You musn't play 
with bad little boys, you know. 

Son: Oh, but he isn't a bad little 
boy, mamma. He's a good little boy. 
He's been to a reformatory twice, and 
they've let him out each time on 
account of good behavior. — New York 


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On the Hog 

A rookie in camp, being broke, wired 
to his father: "Dad — Send me $10 at 
once, as I am on the hog. " 

Promptly his father wired back : 
"Ride the hog home; we're out of 
meat." — Boston Transcript. 

His Specialty 

Officer — Any particular branch of 
the service you'd like to connect with? 

Recruit — You'll make no mistake 
by putting me behind a machine gun, 
sir. I was chief camera man for a movie 
company that specialized in 'chase" 
stuff. — Buffalo Express. 

A Soft Thing 

"You can kiss me as many times as you 
can fire shots a minute," announced the 
maid as an incective to her sweetheart's rifle 

"All right," said the latter, "but it's only 
fair to tell you that I was made machine 
gunner last. 

Helpful Helpmeet 

"Charley, dear," said young Mrs. 
Torkins, "I have thought up a witti- 
cism for you to tell at the club." 

"Do I have to tell it?" 

"Of course not. But you'll miss a 
great chance if you don't. It's this: 
Baseball players ought to be put into 
the Navy instead of the Army. Go on; 
ask me 'Why?'" 

"Why?" ' 

"So that they can steal submarine 
bases." — Washington Star. 

His Method 

Waiter (hinting for a tip) — And how 
did you find the steak, sir? 

Diner — Oh. I just moved that little 
piece of potato and there it was. 

— Bov's Life. 

Corrigan, Sr. (admiring son in I 
N. uniform): But why do they make 
the pants so wide at the bottom. Danny? 

Corrigan. Jr.: So they can be quickly 
rolled up, dad. 

Corrigan. Sr. (warmly): Ye're no 
son iv mine iv ye're goin' to fight wid 
yer fate! Tis yer jacket sleeves that 
ought to be wide at th' bottom! 

— Buffalo Express. 

Given Away 

Conjurer: Now. to help me with 
this next trick. 1 want the services of a 
boy — just any boy in the audience. 
Yes, you will do, my little man; come 
along. Now, you've never seen me 
before, have you? 

Boy (innocently): No. father ! 

— London Opinion. 

"Papa, what does morale mean?" 
"It's hard to explain, son; but I can 
give you an example — my uniform 
cheerfulness in the presence of your 
mother's relations when they are paying 
us a visit." — Life. 

For Modern Children Only 

Note from the "movies': A well 
known actress has recently been "film- 
ed" for Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's 
House." In announcing the new film, 
a provincial theatre is said to have put 
forth this placard: "Coming — A Doll's 
House,' by Henrik Ibsen. Bring the 
kiddies." — Christian Register. 

A Clo»e Call 

Girl: How much for a marriage license, 

Registrar Ten shillings 

Girl: I've only got five shillings with me. 

Registrar: Then you're lucky. 






At the Welfare Laundry at 5 p. m. 

The above tells a gentle little story the subject of which is "speed." 

Did You Know That 

A Man Who Knew Colonel House 
in his student days at Cornell says that 
even then he was always known as a 
great arbitrator and settler of difficult 
questions. Whenever any of the stu- 
dents could not agree on some point, they 
used to take the matter to "Ed" House 
for decision. Now the President of 
the United States takes questions to 
this same "Ed" House to settle. 

Charles Dickens had a bonfire once 
in the garden of Gadshill, shortly be- 
fore he passed away. It consisted of 
thousands of letters he had received 
from famous folks during his lifetime. 
He didn't want them to be used after 
his death. 

The inventor of the Bell Telephone, 
Alexander Graham Bell, has another 
invention to his credit that very few 
know of. Yet it is in constant use in 
France. It is called the "telephone 
probe," and absolutely locates the ex- 
act position of a bullet in the human 

Lloyd George was running for office 
once, when a man in his audience 
shouted: "Will you support Home 

"I will," said Lloyd George; at 
which half of the audience went wild 
with cheers. Then he continued : 
"not" — at which the other half of 
the audience cheered, and then he con- 
tinued: "tell you" — and the entire 
audience cheered. 

Mark Twain met Chauncey Depew 
at dinner one evening, while the for- 
mer's "Joan of Arc" was being pub- 
lished serially. Mark thought he 
would like to find out what people 
thought of it, so he said to Mr. Depew : 

"I don't suppose you ever read nov- 
els, do you, Depew?" 

"Oh, yes, I love them," answered 

"I don't suppose you're following 
that anonymous novel, 'Joan of Arc,' 
in 'Harper's,' are you?" asked Twain. 

"I certainly am. Reading every 
line of it," answered Depew. 

"Well, what do you think of it? 
Think it is any good ? " asked Twain. 

"Well," answered Depew, who, 
unknown to Mark, knew the author- 
ship, "that's hardly a fair question to 
ask me." 

"Why?" asked Twain. 

"You see, Mark," answered Depew 
in a whisper. "I wrote the darned thing 
myself and am trying to keep it quiet." 

The Crown Prince 

His nose is red; 

His eyes are blue; 
His chin recedes; 

His armies to. 


Sweet Young Thing : Ai'm awfully 
glad the waw's ovah in Fwance. 

Her Escort: What are you talking 
about? The war isn't even beginning to 

Sweet Young Thing: Ai didn't say 
it was. Ai merely said Ai was glad it 
was ovah in Fwance. — Independent. 

'This can't be hell — there are no 
Germans here." 

"Yes, your honor it is. But the 
regular people put up such a kick, we 
built this annex for them." — Life. 

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Doings at Building 32, Pay Office 

Owing to the frequent additions to 
the enlisted force in our new building 
Jack Sullivan, that singer from Cam- 
bridge, has issued a new pamphlet 
entitled "A Guide to Our Annex" 
This little booklet gives the names and 
addresses of the new girls, and is in great 
demand. Therefore you can see what 
Jack has done for the good of the order. 

Because of the steady increase in the 
amount of work assigned to Mary Ellen 
Sheehan, she has been given an under- 
study, one Miss Markis of Cliftondale, 
Mass. And that new understudy can 
sure put the typewriter '"in high". 
Doubtless if she continues the good 
work she may be given a standing near 
that held by the speed king of the Pay 
Office. Chief Mary R. Cole. 

Yeomen Wilder, Silverman, and 
Nolan have become members of the 
midnight crew, having recently been 
assigned to the night force under Chief 
Pay Clerk Frank Connor. They say 
it is the best way in the world to get 
acquainted with the milkman. 

Notwithstanding the efficient work 
of Dowd's new file clerk. Miss Max- 
well, a filing expert, has been enrolled 
to assist. It is to be her solemn duty 
to install a new filing method to replace 


Art Metal 

20 Federal Stieet 
Boston, Mass. 

Steel Filing Devices 

Art Metal Light 
Weight Safe 

and complete bank 

equipment in marble, 

steel and bronze 


the Hunt system originated and used, 
since the early 80's, by the sport of the 
Pay Office. Chas D. Nagle. 

Mr. Williamson, the Superintendent 
of the Annex, and a leading citizen of 
Hyde Park recently celebrated his four- 
teenth wedding anniversary and in- 
cidentally his birthday. Nevertheless 
he is as young and alert as ever, and 
still retains that dash of pep. 

Well, he has it. No longer shall he 
be called "the plain little Gob" but 
from now on Chief Yeoman Arthur G. 
Harrington, U.S.N.R.F. if you please. 
He now has the honored privilege of 
rating with such great men as Chief 
Casey, and Albert Lally. the boy from 

Introducing Miss Rose Cassidy, a 
new Yeogirl and commuter from Chel- 
sea. U. S. A. She has been assigned 
work on the Officer's Pay Rolls. 

We are in receipt of a letter from 
Harold Dowd, who is spending his fif- 
teen day furlough in his home town in 
Connecticut. His letter starts "And 
Oh. those Torrington Girls." Enough 
said. P. S. We have no doubt that said 
Chief is having a wild time. 

Helen Cameron, of the money room, 
was one of the three judges of a beauty 
contest held last week at a Fair in 
Readville. They had some difficulty 
in choosing the "Miss Readville" but 
needless to say their choice was excel- 

Al Saunders, our civilian paymaster, 
is frequently seen at Revere Beach. 
When questioned he always remarks 
that he was headed for the Bicycle 
Races. Dame rumor has it that no 
races are held at the end of the beach 
where Al wanders. 

Has Jack Murray's trick chair been 
taken in the draft? No longer do we 
hear the noise of squeeking rollers. 
Surely this chair must go down in Naval 
History as the pride of the Pay Office. 

Navy Yard Demonstration 

We have every reason to feel proud 
of the part we took in the Labor Day 
parade. To quote the Boston Post 
on the morning after. "It was largely 
a Navy Yard demonstration, under the 
direction of the Metal Trades Council 
of Charlestown, in co-operation with 
Navy Yard officials, Commandant 
W. R. Rush taking a deep personal 
interest in the success of the event.' 

Admiral Coffman goes to 
Hampton Roads 

Washington. Aug. 28. — Selection of 
Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, now 
commanding the American naval forces 
in French waters, to be vice-admiral in 
command of part of the Atlantic fleet, 
was announced today by the Navy 

Admiral Wilson will succeed Vice 
Admiral DeWitt Coffman, who will 
take command of the fifth naval dis- 
trict, with headquarters at Hampton 
Roads. It will be remembered that 
Yice-Admiral Coffman. was the last 
Commandant of this Yard. 

K. of C. Entertain* Army and 

Navy Men 

Hundreds of soldiers and sailors were 
entertained at Knights of Columbus 
Hall on Boston Common Labor Day. 
Many professional performers kept 
the show going until midnight. A 
feature not on the progTam was the 
presentation of a ring to Director John 
W. McAcy. The gift was evidence 
of the gTatitude of hundreds of en- 
listed men. Many of the men con- 
tributed toward the purchase of the 
gift. The presentation speech was 
made by the Rev. James D. McNair. 
Chaplain at the Boston Navy Yard. 
Director McAcy and Reverend Mc- 
Nair were cheered heartily by the men. 


For cyUl Branches of 
the Service 

Complete Outfitters 

Talbot Company 

395-403 Washington St. 
Boston, oMass. 


Yeowomen ! Yeomen ! 
Naval Officers ! 

We wish to announce that we have 
everything you desire 

Jordan Marsh Company 


Marine Barracks "Jottings" 

Our commanding officer, Colonel 
N. H. Hall, has received orders de- 
taching him from Boston to assume 
command of the 7th Regiment of 
Marines, Cuba. We surely think that 
the 7th is lucky. While waiting for 
the new commanding officer, Captain 
Wilson will be in command. 

Sergeant Major "Pete" Miller had 
hopes of retiring inside of two years, 
but has given up all hopes of doing so 
now ; Aviators can ask foolish ques- 
tions at times, and from a close study 
of "Pete" and the "Birds" you can't 
blame the former for wanting to go to 
China for a rest. 

Our acting first sergeant, "Brigham" 
Young and the good looking police 
sergeant, Dave Walker, have been do- 
ing little stunts at Wellesley College 
of late, and from what we can under- 
stand (from them only), they made 
quite a camp for the girls, but still we 
don't see them dressing up in evening 
clothes on the strength of an invitation 
to dinner. 

The only man in the command that 
has anything on the Sergeant Major, is 

Sergeant Kelley. Now as everyone 
knows, our sergeant is an excellent 
drill instructor, but somehow the avia- 
tors can't seem to understand why 
they should do everything that Kelley 

Some of the Marines are wondering 
how the fire started in Revere; as 
Shuford says it started in the monkey 
cage, we know that someone here was 
trying to get the insurance paid on 
their home. 

If you ever happen to notice some 
marine private with his clothes pressed 
just a little more than the usual private, 
and chest a little more military, con- 
sider him a first-class private, for that 
is a rating that has just been estab- 
lished in the Marine Corps. Funny 
that when some of the fellows ask 
why they were not first-class, and are 
told the reason, they seem to get real 

First Class Priv. George M. Smith, 
who has been seriously ill for over a 
month, is -again able to be arund. 
While ill George spent most of his 
time consulting time tables to West 
Medford. Walking's good as ever, 

Private Cleveland Goes 
to Virginia 

Private Richard F. Cleveland, son 
of former President Grover Cleveland, 
and for the past two months attached to 
the marine barracks left with five others 
for Quantico, Va., where they will 
enter the Marine Officers' Training 
school. The others are Sergeant Charles 
H. McAvoy, Sergeant Henry E. Weid- 
mer, Sergeant George Gray, Corporal 
Clarence Kline and Private Maurice 
A. Kerr. The latter is attached to the 
Naval Hospital at Chelsea. 

Compliments of 

Macullar Parker 

Officers Uniforms 
Made To Order 

400 Washington St., Boston 



Printed and Published under the direction of 
the Welfare Aide, Boston Navy Yard, by author- 
ity of the Commandant. 

Elizabeth Burt, Yeoman 1-c 


J.J. McSweeney, Chief Printer 


Address all communications to: 
Editor The SALVO, Bldg. 10, Navy Yard 

Commandant's Office 'Phones 

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Commandant 240 


Commandant's Yeoman 24 1 


Chief Clerk to Commandant 243 


Commandant's Office 242 


Senior Aide to Commandant 244 


Industrial Aide to Commandant 245 


Legal Aides to Commandant 246 


Assistant to Legal Aides 247 


Navy Welfare Aide 248 


Central Files 250 


Safety Engineer 257 


Red Cross Auxiliary 259 


Post Office, Bldg 34 249 



From the Brig 

Captain Alvin J. Daigler, com- 
manding marine detachment and offi- 
cer in charge of the station brig, was 
detached August 19, and proceeded to 
the marine barracks, Quantico, Va., 
for overseas service. Captain Daigler 
had been stationed at the Navy Yard 
for over a year. He will be missed by 
many at the station brig and has the 
best wishes of the entire detachment. 

Gunnery Sergeant Charles H. Mc- 
Avoy was detached August 19, to the 
Second Officers Training Camp, Quan- 
tico, Va. Sergeant McAvoy has been 
attached to the station brig since Sep- 
tember, 1917, most of that time as 
Warden, and has executed his duties 
to such a degree of efficiency as to 
cause the Secretary of the Navy to 
send him a letter of commendation at 
the adjutant's and inspector's inspection 


recently. Captain Daigler was also the 
recipient of such a letter. The best 
wishes of this detachment go with 
Sergeant McAvoy and we hope that 
it will not be long before he completes 
his course of training and becomes a 
full-fledged officer. 

Our new commanding officer, Lieut. 
Sidney Hodges, has received the 
"stamp of approval" from every mem- 
ber of the detachment, from 1st ser- 
geant to "No. 3 in the rear rank." He 
takes a wonderful interest in the wel- 
fare of his men, which is proven by 
the fact that he has had the guard in- 
creased by 14 privates, besides making 
many improvements in the sleeping 
quarters. Lieut. Hodges put two 
"cruises" in the Marine Corps before 
receiving his commission, and readily 
understands the needs of the enlisted 
personnel under his command. We 
assure him that he will have the hearty 

co-operation of every one under him 
and all wish him the best of success in 
his new duties. 

The question of the day at the sta- 
tion brig is, "Where were you when 
the porch fell?" Ask any of the fol- 
lowing : 1st Sergeant Frankland, C. C. 
S. Crowley. Sergeant Oliphant. Ph.M. 
Brown, Bkr. Sullivan or Cook Foguth. 

Sergeant John M. Wells has as- 
sumed the duties of Warden and in 

| his spare time answers telephone calls 
for non-coms "too numerous to men- 

j tion." The evenings don't see much 
of 'Our Warden," and evervbodv is 
wondering why their calls don't come 
through. WE can put two and two 

Now that the Pit at Revere is burned 

down Privates Mogge and Roberts are 

staying in more than usual. What do 

they call that place where the wind 

! comes up through holes in the floor: 






Fifteen minutes from Rowes 'Wharf. 350 Atlantic Avenue. Boston. by 
Boston, Revere Beach .&, Lynn R.R.. or by trolley from Scollay Square 


The place where dance lovers throng — Music with the "pep" 


William, Naval Hero of Ostend 

Dog Naval Hero Has Been In 
Many Battles 

William is one of the Naval heroes 
of the day, He was at Ostend, and has 
been through many other fights, the 
names of all of them being engraved 
upon his collar. During the Ostend 
"stunt" he was in the next room to one 
in which several men were killed by an 
explosion. He himself came out of the 
fight without injury. During battle he 
exhibits a calm solid demeanor. He fig- 
ures in one of the official films illustra- 

Naval Officers' 

Etc., To Order 

Also Ready-to-wear 
for Officers and Sailors 

Tailor-Made Blouses, 
Trousers, etc. 

Ratings of All Kinds 



1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge 
23 School St., Boston 


ting the work of the navy. He has a 
long and honorable ancestry, and be- 
fore he took to sea had been success- 
ful on the show bench. He is loved by 
all for the dangers he has passed. 

New Building for Navy 

A new official home for the Navy 
Department and War Department is 
now being built in Washington, D. C 
south of B street and between 17th 
and 21st streets. The building has 
floor space covering fifteen acres and 
will accommodate 15,000 officials. The 
congressional appropriation for this 
building and equipment is $5,750,000. 

The personnel of the men in active 
naval service now exceeds 500,000 


Don't forget the Fourth Liberty 
Loan starts Sept. 28th. The last 
campaign the Navy's subscription 
was more than $18,500,000. We 
must keep up our record. 

More Ships Needed 

By Josephus Daniels 

The chief business of the Navy so 
far during this war has been to keep 
safe the road to France. This work 
has been well done, due to the skill, 
knowledge and courage of the men 
who man our fighting ships. But cap- 
able as has been the overseas transport 
service, brave and courageous as our 
soldiers and marines who are winning 
victories in France, the vital need has 
been ships and more ships to carry our 
fighting men, munitions and supplies. 

We need more, and every man who 
drives two rivets where one has been 
driven before is a public benefactor. 
More than that; he belongs to the 
mighty army which is preserving liberty 
for the man of our day and for the 
man of future generations. 

All honor to the men who have ex- 
pedited shipbuilding, who in freezing 
weather and in burning heat, have 
heeded the naval signal, "full speed 
ahead" in building ships. 

Officer — In what way, young man, 
do you consider yourself qualified to 
join the service? 

Recruit — Well, I have an excellent 

One Unifor m Only for Navy 

Regulars, Reservists and Ranks 
All Alike 

Following the example set by the 
War Department for unifying the mili- 
tary establishment. Secretary Daniels 
issued a general order wiping out the 
various differences existing in the uni- 
form used by the regular navy and the 
naval reservists. 

The order says hereafter the uniform 
of any given rank in the navy shall 
be identical in every respect through- 
out except for the various distinguish- 
ing corps devices, and that every 
officer in the navy shall be designated 
and addressed by the title of his rank. 

The latter change does away with 
the time honored customs of calling 
the staff heads by positions they fill 
rather than the title of their rank, as 
for instance, Admiral Taylor, chief of 
the bureau of yards and docks, former- 
ly was known officially as Chief Con- 
structor Taylor. Hereafter he will be 
addressed formally as admiral.. 

Patronize the Navy Welfare 

Laundry for Cleasing and 

Dyeing, Building 10 

Furs of all kinds cleaned and re- 
dressed. Finest of naphtha and dry 
cleansers. Expert dyers and refinishers. 
Laces cleansed and refinished like new. 
New or old laces dyed to match goods. 
Often your portiers and draperies get 
faded and streaked from hanging and 
can be re-dyed about the same shade 
or new colors to match wall paper, fur- 
niture or to pattern. 

Do you know that we make special 
prices for any articles not listed ? 


100,000 New Savings 
Accounts in Any Bank 

To Help the Cause of American 

Saving is Strength 

Charlestown Trust Co. 

City Square Charlestown 



Red Cross Members Start Season With Vim 

Members of the Yard Red Cross. Mrs. Jane Rush, the Honorary Chairman, is se 

is on her right while Mrs. W. T. Camp, the Secretary, is seen on her 


Mrs. J. E. Bailey, the Chairman, 
Photo by Wedlock 

Get into line and make the "\ ard 
Red Cross the most productive for its 
size in the country. 

Word has just been received that 
675.000 sweaters are needed at once for 
our boys in Europe and this little so- 
ciety, although only a little over two 
months old. intends to do not only its 
bit. but its best to supply more than 

Children's Hair Cut in the Neatest 
Hair Dyeing a Specialty 



Toilet Parlors 


Wig Makers. Chiropodists 

Face and Scalp Specialists 

Electric Needle Treatment 


Rooms 901 and 902 Lawrence Building 

149 Tremont St.. Boston. Mass. 

Corner West St Phone Beach 52374 

their share of this 675.000. 

Meetings will be held in Building 
39 on Thursdays from 3 to 6.30 and 
on Friday mornings from 10 to 12. 

The society will furnish everything, 
even instruction in knitting, if you will 
give your time and labor. If you can- 
not knit come and work on refugee gar- 
ments. If every woman yeoman would 
just do her bit this society would make 
a record that is in keeping with every- 
thing else connected with this ^ ard. 

Perhaps you are too tired or busy 
after your day at the office to knit. This 
may be true but why not spend an hour 
working on something while on your 
way to and from the office. That hour 
would help a whole lot. 

The membership fee is $1 every two 

The officers of the society remain 
the same. They are : Board of Direc- 
tors. Mrs. Jane Rush. Honorary Chair- 
man; Mrs. J. E. Bailey. Chairman: 
Mrs. C. Churchill. Vice-Chairman: 

Mrs. W.T.Camp. Secretar} : Mrs. A. 
W. Frank. Treasurer: Members, Mrs. 
H. L. Stanford. Mrs. I. E. Bass, Mrs. 
T. B. Richey. Mrs. X. H. Hall. Mrs, 
L. W. McGuire. Misa Elizabeth Stan- 
ford. Miss Eleanor OLearv and Mrs, 

Boys of Shipping and Receiving 

Sections Are Given Party 

By Yeowomen 

The boys of the Shipping and Re- 
cei\ ing Sections certainly are fortunate. 
They were the honored guests of the 
yeomanettes of their sections on Satur- 
day evening. September 7th. at the 
home of Miss Harriet Vissall. in \\ in- 
throp. Music and dancing were the 
main diversions of the party and then 
followed a most delicious repast 
pared by the girls. The party broke 
up at a late hour. The affair was ar- 
ranged as a son of farewell party to 
several of the boys who expect to re- 
ceive orders shortly for sea duty. 






VOL. 1 


NO. 5 

Scenes at Honor Flag Raising of Fourth Liberty Loan 

Upper picture shows Commandant Rush accepting Honor Flag of Fourth Liberty 
Loan presented to Yard by Mr. Sprague of Liberty Loan Committee. Lower pic- 
ture, Captain Carpenter, Pay Corps, U. S. N., speaking on splendid showing made 
by Yard employees and enlisted personnel. Photos by Yard Photographer 

The Fourth Liberty Loan campaign 
in the Boston Navy Yard has far ex- 
ceeded the expectations of any one. 

LOAN quota for the Boston Navy 
Yard was $600,000. We went OVER 
THE TOP and exceeded the expec- 


Photo by Bachrach 

tations of the Liberty Loan Committee 
in New England. 

It must be noticed, and of course is, 
that our Quota for the FIGHTING 
double that of the THIRD and that 
we went over the top in half the time. 

Capt. J. S. Carpenter, U. S. N. Pay 
Corps, with the help of Lieut. A. A. 
Gathemann, U.S. N., did not leave a 
stone unturned for the SUCCESS of 

Continued on Page 2 



Raising Fourth Liberty Loan Honor Flag 

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Upper picture shows the raising of the Honor Flag of the Fourth Liberty Loan. 
Lower picture shows Navy Yard Band parading around Yard playing at 100 per 
cent offices and shops before the flag raising. Photos by Yard Photographer. 

Mamma's Boy 

The Fag — Oh, I'd go to war quick 
enough, but mother wouldn't like me 
to; and I've never disappointed her 
since the day I was born. 

The Snag — Well, if she was hoping 
for a daughter, I'm sure you've done 
your best to console her. — Sidney Bul- 

Just the Place 

Chief Petty Officer at the Training 
Station — What was your occupation in 
civil life? 

Boot — I was a traveling salesman. 

C. P. O. — Fine. You'll get lots of 
orders around here. — Our Navy. 

Honor Flag Raising of 4th Liberty Loan 
Continued from Page 1 

the FOURTH LOAN, and as was 
expected the people in the Yard, men 
and women in all kinds of employ- 
ment, have responded with their usual 

When one speaks of the Boston 
Navy Yard one means LOYALTY 
in and out of the Yard. It is this 
LOYALTY that has made the Bos- 
ton Navy Yard the most popular Navy 
Yard in the country today, and the 
leader in all campaigns. 

The Third Liberty Loan of the 
Boston Navy Yard was for $500,000. 
We went over the top in a short time 
and the Boston Navy Yard Jazz Band 
aided the civilian Liberty Loan 
throughout the entire countrv to GO 
OVER THE TOP. It is not to be 
forgotten that the Jazz Band went to 
Philadelphia. New York and Washing- 
ton to aid the civilians with their 
Libertv Loan campaign. Thev all 

Twelve Things to Remember 

1. Value of time. 

Success of perseverance. 
Pleasures of working. 
Wisdom of economy. 
Virtue of patience. 
Improvement of talent. 
Joy of originating. 
Dignity of simplicity. 
Worth of character. 
Power of kindness. 
Influence of example. 
Obligation of dut>. 




Navy Men Entitled to Re-enlist 

Men who have served in the Navy 
prior to Sept. 12. 1918, and who have 
not been dishonorably discharged are 
entitled to re-enlist provided they have 
not received a call to a mobilization 
camp, it was officially announced at the 
Navy Recruiting Station. 51 Cornhill. 

Miss George Extends Her Thanks 

Miss George extends her apprecia- 
tion and thanks to all of the friends who 
kindly remembered her during her ill- 
ness. She regrets very much on ac- 
count of her inability to use her right 
hand, she cannot write personal letters 
of thanks to each and every one. 








The Gob, returning from a seventy- 
two in the condition commonly known 
as polluted, or thoroughly saturated, 
found his hitherto respected and respect- 
able ship camouflaged in the most 
modern cubist style! Running his eye 
over the mess of conflicting squares, 
triangles, lines, circles and sundry other 
nameless blobs of paint which graced 
the sides of his 'home" and blinking 
stupidly at the hideously screaming 
color scheme, he slowly raised his hand 
while the tears coursed down his cheeks 
and murmured wearily: "Never again." 

First Private (over there at a rest station): 
There's a bishop coming to preach to us at 
nine in the morning and a vaudeville star to 
dance for us at ten. 

Second Private: Wake me up at ten. 

Midnight Maneuvres 

A rookie, after being in camp for a 
week, was caught talking in his sleep. 

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for Officers and Sailors 

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Lying on his back one night, he was 
heard to say, "About face!" and im- 
mediately turned over on his stomach. 
After a little laughter the boys who 
slept close to him, forgot about him 
when suddenly he yelled, "Left face," 
at the same time executing his com- 
mand by turning over on his left side. 
This time the boys did not laugh but 
a fellow rookie went over to the bed 
and cried out: -'Forward, march!" To 
the surprise of all in the barracks room, 
the poor guy rolled right out of bed. 

Olive Drab 

Private Doarn received a letter from 
his sweetheart out in California the 
other day, two lines of which ran thus: 

"My brother Ed's been in the army 
only three days and he's already re- 
ceived his commission." 

Wondering whether he was captain 
or lieutenant, Private Doarn wrote 
and asked her. The reply was: 

"We don't exactly know yet. He 
just said he received his O. D.'s to- 

All in the Family 

One day as several white soldiers at 
Camp Gordon were going to the hos- 
pital a negro soldier greeted them with. 
"Hello, Cousins!" After being duly 
sworn at by the white soldiers the ne- 
gro replied "No use gettin' mad. Boss! 
Ain't we all got de same Uncle?" 

Speaking By the Book 

Sweet Young Thing — How .do you 
like "Browning?" 

Private Smith — Fine, he sure made 
a great machine gun. 

Introducing Himself 

One night, shortly after a large con- 
tingent of negroes had arrived at Camp 
Dodge from a Southern state, a color- 
ed lad upon his return to camp from 
a visit to Des Moines was halted by a 

"Halt! Who is there?" challenged the 
sentry in the usual commanding tone. 

"A gen' man from Alabam'," an- 
swered the much frightened Rastus, 

Slumber 1-2 

"So you've met my son at college, 

"Sure, we sleep in the same Philoso- 
phy class." — Jester. 

Some Gun 

A British soldier met an American 
soldier in London, and a conversation 
ensued during which the absorbing 
topic of the day cropped up. 

"What do you think of^Fritz's big 
gun that's shelling Paris?" asked the 

"Oh, not much,' ' said the American. 

"But come," said the Briton, "it's a 
pretty tidy gun that can put a shell 
over seventy miles." 

"'Oh, that's nothing," retorted the 
American. "Jest you wait a bit. We're 
making a gun in Chicago that can put 
it in the shade. The first time we fire 
it the gun-crew will get a fortnight's 
leave, to wait for the recoil!" — Lon- 
don Tit-Bits, 

Trafalgar Square Zoology 

1st Sammie (mailing a letter) — 
I told them at home that the stone 
lions at Nelson's monument were 
twenty-five feet long. 

2d Sammie — I wrote before you did 
and told them they were a hundred 
feet long, so when it comes to "lion" 
you're not in it. 

Visitor--- What became of that fellow who 
used to sit around the store here and tell how 
he'd run this war? 

Citizen---He's got his chance. He left 
with the last draft contingent. 


"What is your conception of hard 

"Well, for one thing, compiling a 
history of Russia." 

Same Old Rank 

"Has your son been inoculated since 
he has been in camp"' 

"Nope, last I heard of him he was 
still a private." 


To Give Him 

a Better Mask 

A nation wide campaign has been 
launched which demands the loyal 
co-operation of every boy, every girl, 
every man and ever}' woman - - a cam- 
paign in which every organization 
political, religious, mercantile or pa- 
triotic should be active participants. 
It is the campaign for the procurement 
and conservation of fruit pits and shells 
with which the German poison gas 
may be combatted. 

To give the boys in the trenches 
and the nurses in the field the BEST 
GAS MASKS is the purpose of this 
campaign. Fruit pits and nut shells 
are used in the manufacture of carbon 
for the respirator. The quality of the 
carbon produced determines in a large 
measure the efficiency of the gas mask. 
Fruit pits or stones and nut shells pro- 
duce the best carbon for the purpose. 

The government asks you to save 
materials you are now throwing away. 
You are asked to consider that the 
refuse from your kitchen will help 
save the life of a man in the trenches 
and furthermore you are urged to col- 
lect and to turn over to the Red Cross 
the fruit pits or nut shells included in 
the following list : Peach Stones. Ap- 
ricot Pits, Prune Pits, Plum Pits, 
Olive Pits. Date Seeds, Cherry Pits. 
Butter-nut Shells, Brazil Nut Shells, 
Walnut Shells and Hickory-nut Shells. 

Special attention is called to prune 
pits. Prunes are a universal breakfast 
dish used the year around. Pits of 
cherries, imported in brine from Italy 
should not be included, nor should any 
other material not mentioned in this 
list. It is not necessary to keep each 
kind or pit or shell separate. Put a 
pail in the corner of the kitchen just 
for the government and as you fill it 
turn the contents over to the Red 
Cross. Any of the materials men- 
tioned, no matter how old, are accept- 
able, provided they are sound and 
thoroughly dried. 




All fruit pits and seeds should be 
thoroughly dried in the oven or in the 


sun before delivery to the Red Cross 
or central collection point. Drying is 
very important before shipping, and 
all individuals, restaurants and hotels 
who can arrange to dry their materials 
are urged to do so. 

The appeal of the Gas Defense 
Division for the conservation of fruit 
pits and nut shells is possibly one of 
the most important that has been pre- 
sented since this country entered the 
war. Every soldier, every nurse, every 

Red Cross worker, every Y. M. C. A. 
and Knights of Columbus field secre- 
tary and the representative of every 
other organization in France must be 
equipped with a good mask before 
entering the field. Gas warfare must 
be combatted. The horror which the 
word "Gassed" brings to the men in 
the trenches demands your co-opera- 
tion in this work. HELP IS TO 



















Drawn by Donelan of the Boston Traveler 

For the U. S. Navy 

Did You Know That 

Middle names are out of style, it 
would seem. Just consider these few 
names of famous people: Woodrow 
Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Rudyard 
Kipling, Champ Clark, Andrew Car- 
negie, William Marconi, Jane Addams, 
Arnold Bennett, Mary Garden, Georges 
Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, Sarah 
Bernhardt, Victor Herbert, Julia Mar- 
lowe, Walter Damrosch, Mary Pick- 
ford, Maurice Helwett, John French, 
Douglas Haig, Rider Haggard, Alfred 
Noyes, Joseph Joffre, Maude Adams, 
Maxfield Parish, Gilbert Parker, An- 
nie Russell, George Arliss, Raymond 
Poincare, Edmond Rostand, George 
Ade, Booth Tarkington, Leopold Sto- 
kowski, Josef Hofman, Douglas Fair- 
banks, Ossip Gabrilowitsch and Olga 

Eight houses full of books was the 
final collection of the world's greatest 
book collector when he passed away. 

He was Richard Heber, half brother 
of Bishop Reginald Heber, known to 
millions as the author of the hymn, 
"From Greenland's Icy Mountains." 
Richard Heber was insatiable in gath- 
ering books, and when he passed away 
he left not only the eight houses full of 
books, but smaller collections in other 
places. No record of the exact num- 
ber of volumes in his library exists; but 
one authority declares that "no collec- 
tion so vast as his has since been gath- 
ered by any individual amateur. It has 
been estimated at 110,000 volumes. 

Ellen Terry was appearing in a play 
with a certain actor who was noted 
for his irritability. He used to complain 
that Miss Terry continually laughed 
at him during one of his most im- 
portant scenes. At last he wrote her a 
letter on the subject, in which he said: 
I am extremely sorry to tell you that 
it is impossible for me to make any 
effect in my scene if you persist in 

laughing at me on the stage, and so 
spoiling the situation. May I ask you 
to change your attitude, as the scene 
is a most trying one?" 

To this Miss Terry replied: "You 
are quite mistaken. I never laugh at 
you on the stage. I wait till I get 

The world's record for carrying an 
umbrella belongs to PostmasterGeneral 
Burleson. He has carried an umbrella 
every day for 36 years; is never without 
one. The reason is this: When he was 
19 he had an attack of gout. It left his 
walking difficult, he disliked to carry a 
cane and so he adopted an umbrella to 
use as a cane. The habit stuck and he 
has continued it until today. He has 
now carried an umbrella for over 13 
thousand days! 


A multi-millionaire, as he climbed 
into his limousine, snarled at a newsboy: 

"No, I don't want any paper ' Get 

' Well, keep your shirt on, boss," 
the newsboy answered. "The only dif- 
ference between you and me is that 
you're makin' your second million, 
while I'm still workin' on my first." 
— Washington Post. 

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Military Section — Street Floor 


How Government Experts 
Furnish Food for Soldiers 

A ration is the food allowance for 
one man for one day. It is prescribed 
by the commanding officer of the troops 
at a camp, cantonment, or garrison on 
a basis set down in the army regula- 
tion and orders, and modified according 
to conditions existing in a particular 
place or locality. 

The present ration, known as the 
garrison ration, used in camps and 
cantonments in this country, consists 
of twenty-seven articles, a certain pro- 
portion of which goes to constitute the 
ration of each individual man. It con- 
tains such staple articles as beef, bacon, 
hash, salmon, soup, bread, beans, rice. 
potatoes, jam, tomatoes, prunes, dried 
fruits, butter, and the accessories with 
which each is prepared, and also soap, 
candles, matches, towels, and a few 
other items considered necessary in the 
daily life of a soldier. The value of a 
ration ?.t present approximates $0.4093 
and fluctuates with the market from 
month to month. Its gross weight is 
4.51 pounds. 

Substitutes are used at the discretion 
of the mess sergeants under the juris- 
diction of the camp commander, whose 
responsibility it is to see that the men 
are properly fed and that the advan- 
tages of the army plan of feeding are 
used. The feeding of the men over- 
seas is along the same principle, except 
those in service at the front, who use 
the trench ration, which is definite in 
its make-up and is used only in case of 

The company is the unit on which 
the feeding of the men is based. Each 
month the company is given credit at 
the Quartermaster's store at the camp 
equal to the number of men in the 
company multiplied by thirty times the 
ration allowance. On the basis of this 
credit the mess sergeant of the com- 
pany purchases what he wants to feed 
his men. 

He may be as economical as he de- 
sires, provided he is feeding his men 
sufficiently and his action is not defeat- 
ing the purpose of the leeway allowed 
him. He does not have to buy all his 
supplies at the Quartermaster's stores; 
for if by judicious use of the food, 
expert cooking, and other means he can 

feed his company for less than the 
credit given him. he is permitted to go 
into the open market and buy such 
extras and delicacies as the company 
fund will permit. 

There is a limit, however, to which 
this may be carried. He must buy a 
reasonable amount of his prov> 
from the Quartermaster' s stores, which 
are provided for that purpose. If 
through the buying and unusual action 
of the mes:- mt of the company 

the camp quartermaster is left with a 
considerable quantity of goods that 
would spoil if not purchased, he can 
appeal to the commanding officer of 
camp, whose duty it is to see that the 
various companies buy this article. 
This is taken as a means of protecting 
the Government from loss which might 
result from the abuse of the optional 
buying allowed the mess sergeant. 

The mess sergeant's popularity, if 
nothing else, depends on his ability to 
give the men a maximum variety within 
the limits allowed. 

If through mismanagement or poor 
judgment the credit of the company 
for a period of thirty days is e\ce: 

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3 June 18. 
General Order No. 52. 

Subject : Sunday leave. 

1. The Comptroller of the Treasury, 
holds that Sunday leave may be granted and 
charged to an employee's leave allowance 
with pay at the week-day rate, provided such 
employee has been instructed to report for 
duty on the Sunday in question. 

2. This practice will be put into effect at 
once, but no retroactive Sunday leave may be 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


18 June 18. 
General Order No. 56. 

Subject: Re- ratings of Employees. 

1. Paragraph 542 of Navy Yard Regula- 
tions is so far amended that re-ratings must 
be in the Accounting Department at least 
two days before the beginning of a pay period. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


24 June 18. 
General Order No. 57. 

Reference: Navy Department's General 
Order 306, 30 June 17. 

1. It is reported that persons belonging 
to this Command, violate the provisions of 
Navy Department's General Order 306, 30 
June 17. 

2. For the benefit of those persons who 
are not acquainted with the provisions of this 
General Order, it is quoted as follows: 

" Uniform for Navy and Marine 
Beginning July4, 1917, allofficers 
and enlisted personnel Df the Navy 
and Marine Corps on active duty 
shall wear the prescribed uniform 
except when excused by proper 

3. All persons of this Command are here- 
by specifically warned against any such viola- 
tion under penalty. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


7 June 18. 
Special Order No, 109. 

Subject : Visitors in shops. 

1. The attention of this Command is 
called to Articles 359 to 383 of Navy Yard 
Regulations, Boston, Mass., 1918, the effect 
of which is to prohibit all visitors from enter- 
ing shops unless accompanied by an officer. 

Heads of Departments, Shop Superintend- 
ents, Foremen, Employees and Yard Police 
will carefully observe and strictly enforce this 

2. In the future, Heads of Departments 
will not permit loitering within the limits of 
their Departments by anyone having business 
with them, but will require all such persons 
to leave when their business is concluded. 

\V. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 



7 June 18. 
Special Order No. 110. 

Subject : Wearing of Metal Badges. 

1. The Yard Regulations, Article 362, 
read : — 

362. "A metal badge shall be issued 
to each Yard employee, labelled as fol- 
lows: 'Yard employee, Check No .' 

These metal badges shall be worn on the 
outside of the Yard workmen's clothing, 
as a ready means of identification as they 
pass about the Yard. This for the in- 
formation of sentries on dry dock caissons, 
waterfront, buildings, etc." 

2. The requirements of this article are 
being neglected. 

3. Yard workmen are cautioned and in- 
formed that if this neglect be continued, 
displinary action will be required. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


24 June 18. 
Special Order No. 112. 

Subject : Leaving work to visit restaurants 
during working hours. 

1. It is noted that persons of this Com- 
mand, particularly employees, leave their 
work and visit the restaurants in the Yard 
during working hours. 

2. Heads of Departments will please is- 
sue such orders and take such measures to 
make them effective within their Department, 
as will stop this practice and will promptly 
investigate and bring to punishment any such 
case as may be brought to their attention by 
leadingmen, foremen or subordinate officers 
or other persons in authority. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


1 July 18. 
Special Order No. 113. 

Subject: Questions concerning jobs of work. 
1. Hereafter, in preference to taking up 
questions concerning jobs of work with sub- 
ordinates of the Departments in charge of 
such jobs, it is my intention to take them up 
with the Heads of the Departments concerned, 
having full trust and confidence in their 
ability and willingness to effect prompt and 
satisfactory results. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


16 July 18. 
Special Order No. 116. 

Subject : Leaving work before whistle-blow. 

Reference : (a) General Order 50 and 55, 
Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. 

1. .Attention of Heads of Departments is 
once more invited to the Reference. 

2. The need for the issuance of this 
Special Order is the fact that, orders contained 
in Reference are unobserved by some persons. 

3. Heretofore attention has simply been 
invited to this infraction ot Navy Regulations, 
with a view to getting men to govern them- 
selves in this matter, and make the careless, 

indifferent or vicious, observe this Regulation. 

4. Further infringement of the Navy 
Regulations in this regard will have to be 
met by disciplinary action in individual cases. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


26 July 18. 
Special Order No. 117. 

Subject: Violation Special Order 112. 

1. I am informed that in violation of 
Special Order 112 and other repeated 
warnings, civilian employees of the Navy 
Yard visit the women's restaurant, and loiter 
there during working hours. 

2. This restaurant will, therefore, be 
closed to all persons, except officers, enlisted 
men and women of the Naval Service, and 
civilian clerks. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


20 July 18. 
Special Order No. 118a 

Subject: Typewritten Signatures under 
Written Signatures. 
1. The following order is quoted for the 
information and guidance of Heads of all 
Units of Yard and Station : 

15 July 18. 
Circular Letter No. 79 
From : Commandant, First Naval 

To: All Units, First Naval District, 

Subject: Typewritten Signatures under 
Written Signatures. 
1. In view of the difficulty of being 
able to clearly understand signatures of 
officers, it is hereby directed that here- 
after every officer in the First Naval 
District will have typewritten his name 
and rank underneath his written signa- 
ture, on all official documents and papers. 
Spencer S. Wood. 

W. R. RUSH, 

Captain, Commandant. 


28 August 18. 
Special Order No. 119. 

To: Heads of Departments. 

Subject: Duty Officer of Department. 

1. When the Head of a Department and 
one or more assistants reside in the Yard, 
one of these officers will always be present 
on duty. W. R. RUSH, 

Captain, Commandant. 


3 September 18. 

Special Order \'o. 121. 

Subject: Enlisted men lounging around store- 
houses and in nondescript uniforms. 

1. It is noted frequently that, working 
parties from ships gather at the storehouses 
at the yard and there do nothing. They 
lounge in and out of the storehouses, on side- 
walks and flat cars, and present an undis- 
ciplined and irregular appearance. 

2, Often there is no rated man present in 
the party and they are dressed in nondescript 

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Incorporated in 1904 


Navy Building, Washington, D. C. 

Admiral of the Navy, George Dewey, was President of this 
Society for a number of years, and up to the time of his death. 
This Society is not Navy League nor Navy Aid, but is 

Rear Admiral Charles O'Neil, U. S. Navy, President. 

Mrs. Jane Rush, Honorary Vice President. 

Captain Edward J. Dorn, U. S. Navy, Corresponding 

It is a Society within the Service, and 
all offices of the Society are filled by 
Officers of the Navy and the women 
of their families. 

The particular business of this Soci- 
ety is to collect money, and provide 
immediate relief to indigent widows 
and distressed children of the enlisted 
men of the United States Navy and 
Marine Corps, who die at their post 
of duty. To secure employment for 
such of these as can support themselves, 
and to send orphan children of Ameri- 
can Seamen to school. 

The Navy Relief Society believes 
that our own sailors' widows 
come before other sailors' widows: our 
own American children, left fatherless 
by our own American Seamen fight- 
ing at sea, come first and before other 
children. These American children 
and these American widows in distress, 
are not provided for and relief is asked 
for them, and is asked for noic, while 
there is money to be had and time to 
collect it. 

The Navy Relief Society is trying 
to secure funds by individual patriotic 
gift, for the benefit of the sailors of our 
fleet, now fighting at the front, who 
may die at their post of duty. 

Do you know that a dollar given to 
the Navy Relief is a dollar put in the 
palm of the needy widow; or two or 
three of them contributed to Navy Re- 
lief means a pair of shoes at once? 

A large amount of money is not 
required to satisfy immediate needs un- 
less the casualties to come increase by 
leaps and bounds. A certain amount 
is needed, the interest on which is 
applied to these needs. 

The Navy Relief Society is a society 
within the Navy, assisted by outside 

Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., Navy Aid, 
Navy League, and the 71 others are 
supposedly along the same general 

No percent at all of the money 
collected goes for expenses — 
there are none. All officers of the 
Society are officers of the Navy or their 

The Navy Relief Society replaces 
the "passing around of the hat," a 
former custom when an officer or man 
of the Navy or Marine Corps died with 
a dependent widow or children. 

It has. and does at present, save a 
number of widows from appealing for 
charity to the Parish authorities. 

The War Risk Insurance, and pen- 
sion, do not relieve these necessities, 
for War Risk Insurance must be paid 
for, and the Pension is small, and long 
coming. Navy Relief means im- 
mediate relief 

The work of the Navy Relief Society 
stands alone, — it is a family affair. 

Will you please give your help by 
sending names and addresses of friends 
or persons whom you think would 
become life members in this Society. 

Last year $100,000 were collected 
for this fund by Mrs. Rush, and Ad- 
miral O'Neil, President of the Society 
said it was "a life saver" — nearly all 
of this money has been used for cases, 
all of which needed immediate 

For further information concerning the 
Navy Relief, communicate with Mr*. W. 
R. Rush, Commandant's Residence, Boston 
Navy Yard. 

Continued from Page 7 
clothing. The Yard regulations require all 
men of the same working party to be in the 
same rig. The Commandant desires the 
Supply Officer to arrange in a systematic way 
with the Supply Officers of ships so that work- 
ing parties will be sent directly to the store- 
house or issuing room where their stores may 
be found, and at a time when they can pick 
them up and return to the ship; and the co- 
operation of the Senior Officer Present of the 
ships at the Yard is desired and requested. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


17 September 18. 
Special Order No. 123. 
To. All Units of Yard and Station. 

Subject: Enlisted Personnel — Restrictions 

with regard to leaving Yard during 

working hours. 

1. Members of the Enlisted Personnel, 
both men and women, have been frequently 
observed leaving the Yard at irregular times 
during.the day. 

2. Heads of Departments will please take 
steps to assure themselves that such persons 
leave the Yard during working hours only 
for good reasons and with permission from 
proper authority. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


8 October 18. 
Special Order No. 126. 

Subject: Characteristic spirit of American 

1. The splendid spirit evidenced by the 
workmen of the Yard last night in volunteer- 
ing so readily and promptly for the fire in 
Building No. 96, is worthy of great commen- 
dation. The Commandant desires to take 
this opportunity to express to the workmen 
his gratification at the singleness of purpose 
shown by their action. 

2. It must also be a satisfaction to the men 
to know that their personal efforts resulted in 
the saving of their Goverment's property, at 
a time when its loss might greatly hinder the 
prosecution of the war against the devastating 

3. This is the type of the true American 
spirit of unity of purpose and patriotism 
which is bound to win the war. May we all 
continue to follow : this path. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


30 October 18. 
Special Order No. 129. 
Subject : United War Work Campaign. 

1. The committee of the United WarWork 
Campaign in the Boston Navy Yard will be 
as follows: 

Captain J. R. Carpenter, Pay Corps, 

U.S.N., Chairman. 
Lieutenant A. A. Gathemann, U.S.N. 
Ensign R. C. Piper, U.S.N. 
Mr. A. F. Macey. 
Chief Yeoman Marie A. George. 

W. R. RUSH. 
Captain, Commandant. 



Secretary of Navy 

Daniels Visits Yard 

Gives Thrilling Speech to Men 
of U. S. S. Mt. Vernon 

That which will be regarded by pos- 
terity as an historical event, occured in 
this Yard October 30th, when Honor- 
able Josephus Daniels. Secretary of the 
Navy, accompanied by John F . Fitz- 
gerald, the Commandant of the P irst 
Naval District and the Commandant of 
the Boston Navy Yard, visited the I v 
Naval Transport Mount Vernon, tor- 
pedoed in the war zone. September 5. 
1918. but able to make port. 

The Secretary of the Navy had all 
men called to quarters and addrc- 
them as follow- 

Captain Dismukes and men of the 
Mount Vernon: Never in my life was 
I so thrilled with pride in the American 
Navy, or so confident that whatever the 
Navy >hould be called upon to do in 
stress and strain and in the face of 
death, as when the circumstances of 
your battle with an enemy submarine 
were flashed to me: how the attempt 
was your destroy this 
great ship, which has transported thou- 
sands of brave soldiers to France to win 
the battle of Liberty — you understand 
I say TO WIN IT. because this war 
will not end until Prussianism is de- 
stroyed forever. 

When the history of this mighty- 
struggle is written and when some 
Longfellow or Lowell will write an 
epic of the outstanding courage and re- 
sources of brave men. this storv of the 
MOUNT VERNON and it's men. 
who. in the face of death saved their 
ship and saved the honor of the Navy 
and of their Country, will be remem- 
bered. When 1 think about what Cap- 
tain Dismukes and the men of this ship 
endured and what they performed in 
the spirit of the old traditions of the 
Navy. I feel how humble is any man 
in America who had not had that ordeal 
and that privilege. 

"Napoleon told his soldiers that 
Twenty Centuries looked down upon 
them' . Gentlemen. Twenty Centuries 
look up to you. The morning after the 
tragedy, and after the miraculous escape 
of the ship and the saving of it.s men. 
I received a cablegram from the Secre- 

tary of \\ ar. who had the honor, the 
distinction and the pleasure to be your 
guest, in which he said: The high 
spirited moral of the men of the 
MOUNT VERNON, the masterful 
seamanship of it's Captain and Officers 
had been recorded, that he wished to 
send his tribute to the Captain of the 
ship and added that nothing but such 
conduct could have carried her to port 
and saved the crew.' I talked with 
Senator Lewis, who also had the privi- 
lege of being your guest. You see. 
Gentlemen. I think any layman who 
has had the privilege of taking pa- 
on a ship of the Navy should consider 
it as such. It may be an honor to us 
but it is a privilege to him. \\ e are 
honored to carry them but they are pri- 
vileged to go with us. He came to 
Washington and told his story in a 
manner which I knew was all his own; 
because there is only one J Ham. He 
was stirred to the depths and when he 
told me what you lads had done, I 
thanked God I was an American, that 
I had touch with you lads, and that you 
had exhibited Naval manhood and set 
a new pace of courage to be followed 
in after years. I beg you to feel that 
what I am saying to you so faintly and 
so feebly is but an attempt to ex; 
tha gratitude of America for your 
courage in your hour of danger. 

"Only a few weeks ago.the Ameri- 
can. French and British soldiers were 
working together and they captured 
in France a number of Prussian sol- 
diers among whom was a young 
German officer who spoke English 
and had visited America. He was 
talking with his captors and said he 
had been told in Germany that we 
had only a handful of men in France 
but when he saw the whole of France 
covered with L'nited States men he 
turned to an American officer and said: 
* I can understand how the French 
soldiers wear this i the Legion 

of Honor. I can appreciate how the 
British soldiers obtain the Victoria 
Cross and I understand about the Iron 
Cross, because I have one. but gentle- 
men, will you tell me how the Ameri- 
cans got acr - A Americans know 
that our splendid army got across and 
are putting it across and will nail 
Prussianism to the cross, because the 
Navy was on the job with the Mount 
Vernon leading all the Navy. 

Although the Mount Vernon was 

torpedoed 250 miles from shore. 
flooding half of her boiler power, with 
the loss of 37 men, she was able to 
make port under her own steam. 

'J he following is a I filer from Secretary 
of the Xai > Daniels congratulat- 
ing Xazy Yard employees 

Capt. W. R. Rush. Ui \ 
Commandant. Navy Yard. 
Boston. NL 

30 October 18. 
My Dear Captain Rush: 

1 wish you would do me the 
great kindness to present my con- 
gratulations to the splendid men who 
have in everything since the war 
began, served their country as well in 
the great work done in the Boston 
Navy Yard as our brave men have 
done on the sea. 

By skilled work they have strength- 
ened the Navy, and they have by 
contributions to the Liberty Loan and 
all agencies working for the welfare of 
our men. won my appreciation and 
the gratitude of my country. 
Cordially yours. 


5 -etary of the Navy. 

Yard Mutual Aid Association 

The Boston Navy Yard Mutual 
Aid Association which has just be 
established is one of the finest organ- 
izations ever founded here in the Yard- 
Its object is to unite the employees 
of the yard and to provide for the pay- 
ment of sick, accident and death bene- 
fits. All employees of the Yard are 
eligible to membership. The initiation 
fee is 25 cents and the dues aftr 
are 10 cents a wcr 

All applications for membership 
must be made in writing to a member 
of the Board of Directors and accom- 
panied by " - 

Application blanks may be obta 
from O : the Association which 

are William A. McDonald. F 
William Bur- e President. 

William Manning. T. and C. 

E. MacLaughlm, ary. 

Honorary Members are Captain 
William R. R 

Captain J. E. Bailey. Captain H. R. 
mander I. E. 
tenant A. \ nn. 

How Government Experts 

Furnish Food For Soldiers 

Continued from Page 6 

before that time, the company can con- 
tinue to buy at the Quartermaster's 
store, but at the end of the month a ' 
bill is presented which must be paid, 
and the only funds available for the j 
payment of this charge are the personal 
funds of the company commander. The 
company commander cannot collect 
for this loss from any subsequent saving 
on the part of his men, but must stand 
it himself. This arrangement means 
that he takes a keen personal interest 
in the mess of his men and sees that 
they are not only properly fed, but that 
good judgment is used in the distribu- 
tion of the allowance made for that 

About ninety days' supply of food is 
the amount kept on hand, except at 
points where an expected movement 
will be made before that time, and then 
the stores are kept accordingly. At the 
camps and cantonments and at the sup- 
ply-base in the field, the best methods 
known to commercial practise are used 
in keeping the stores. Storehouses 
are erected wuh a view to affording 
ventilation, cleanliness, and the space 
necessary for the proper care of the 


food, permitting especially the segrega- 
tion of food so that one kind will not 
tend to be injured by the presence of 
of another kind. 

In addition, there are cold-storage 
plants for beef, butter, and other perish- 
able provisions, and special care is taken 
of other articles which are affected by 
seasonable or atmospheric conditions. 
For instance, dried fruit is kept in 
refrigerator plants during the heated 
period of the year, and beef is always 
kept in refrigerator plants awaiting dis- 
tribution. In the case of beef trans- 
sported overseas, it is frozen before 
leaving this country, and, if necessary, 
refrozen for the period of storage at 
base-supply depots. 

In all events, food must not only be 
right up to the standard when bought 
by the Quartermaster's Corps, but it 
must meet the same conditions when 
issued to the men. When any food is 
found unfit for use action is taken by 
the commanding officer on recommen- 
dation of the camp Quartermaster, and 
it is condemned to be destroyed if it has 
no value, or sold at public auction if it 
has any value. In no case, however, 
can the men partake of any food unless 
it is approved when issued. 

—Taken from Army and Navy Register 

Liberty Bonds Subscribed For By 

Member of Navy and Not 


If a member of the Navy, including 
the Marine Corps or Coast Guard sub- 
scribed for Liberty Bonds through the 
Navy Department, and their delivery 
is unreasonably delayed, he or anyone 
on his behalf should write to the Navy 
Liberty Loan officer. Most members 
of the Navy who subscribed for the 
first and second Liberty Loans did so 
through some local bank. Hence all 
matters regarding delayed deliveries, 
refunds on account of death or dis- 
charge, etc., should be taken up with 
such institution or with the person 
through whom the subscription was 
made, instead of through the Navy 
Liberty Loan officer, as in the case of 
bonds of the third or subsequent loans 
subscribed for through the Navy De- 
partment. The letter to the Navy Lib- 
erty Loan officer should be as follows: 
Seaman (second class) John Howard Smith, 

U. S. S. Winslow. Age 26 years. Entered 

service October 20, 1917. 

She — I suppose you boys stud" a 
great deal in the trenches. 

Private Bing — Oh, yes. I go aft er 
my German every day. — Jack o' Lan- 
tern. , 

He — But you also knitted a sweater 
for the Captain. 

She — Why drag up my past when 
you are wearing my presents? 


How Many Ships Are 
Needed ? 

We are promised for 1919 as the 
output of our shipyards between seven 
and eight million tons deadweight, or 
more than three times the capacity of 
any other single nation, including the 
United Kingdom' 

. This means that we must produce 
the same amount of tonnage, destroyed 
by the submarines between September, 
1914. to September 1918. This is 
estimated at 7,157,088 tons. 

When we understand the magni- 
tude of the work it should make us 
slow to utter words of criticism when 
perfect results are not obtained all the 

Lt Seymour Given Promotion 

Lt. C. K. Seymour, U.S.M.C.R., 
judge advocate of the general court- 
martial at the Navy Yard, has just 
been promoted from the rank of second 
lieutenant to that of first lieutenant. 
Previous to his coming to Boston, Lt. 
Seymour was attached to the office of 
the judge advocate general at Wash- 
ington, reviewing deck and summary 
courts-martial. Lt. Seymour is a grad- 
uate of the Cornell University Law 
School and of the Harvard Graduate 
School of Business Administration. 
He received military training at Cor- 
nell and at Harvard. He was born at 
Saginaw, Mich., in 1894. He enlisted 
in the Marine Corps May 2, 1917, as 
a private and was appointed second 
lieutenant June 15, 1917. 






by using inferior equipment, PLAY SAFE by using the BEST, which in every 
case will bear the WRIGHT & DITSON trade mark. 


344 Washington St., Boston, Mass 



Printed and Published under the direction of 
the Welfare Aide, Boston Navy Yard, by author- 
ity of the Commandant. 

Elizabeth Burt, Yeoman 1-c Editor 


J.J. McSweeney, Chief Printer 

Address all communications to: 
Editor The SALVO, Bldg. 10, Navy Yard 

Our Navy 

It is timely to give some thought to 
our navy and its accomplishments. 
Most of the limelight has been for our 
soldiers, and this is but natural, for 
their valor has already started the Kai- 
ser' s throne a-trembling. But where 
would they be were it not for our 
sailors and the allied navies? They 
have been unwearying guardians con- 
voying millions and their supplies, 
proudly enduring freezing watches, 
gladly breasting cyclonic gales and 
mountainous seas. How successfully 
they have hunted the U-boat assasins! 
There has not been sunk a single Am- 
erican transport loaded with American 
soldiers, conducted by American crews 
and convoyed by an American escort, 
since the commencement of the war. 

Until our soldiers started for France 
they did not realize the importance of 
the sailors. It did not take long, how- 
ever, on that 3000-mile journey, to 
win both appreciation and admiration. 
The splendid spirit of co-operation be- 
tween these branches of the service is 
one of the most inspiring results of the 
great conflict. Our maritime answer 
to Kaiserism has not yet been made in 
full. The Yankee sailors will not rest 
content with the obliteration of the 
U-boat; with the convoying of mil- 
lions of men. They want a test of 
Yankee metal against the best Ger- 
many can supply in ships, guns and 
men. Heligoland and the Kiel Canal 
still hold the grand fleet in safety. The 

spirit of Farragut, "to H with 

the torpedoes; full steam ahead," still 
lives. The answer has not yet been 
given because it lacks what the Ameri- 
cans intend to have it convey, so that 
when it finally is given, it will be both 
conclusive and glorious. 

'You don't know beans." 
"What are you talking about, I've 
been in the army." 


Get Busy and Buy More War Savings Stamps 

War Savings Stamps may be purchased at the postoffice in the Navy Yard. 
Building 34. Mr. Arthur Matey is the Postmaster and is very willing and 
untiring worker for the cause. We could truthfully say that he has already 
made a success of the same, but he is not satisfied with this, because he says 
that he cannot exactly say he has sold a dollar's worth of stamps to each and 
every employee in the Yard. 




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Arthur F. Macey. 

We heard every word 
That our friend had averred, 
And we said of his plan, " It's a lulu, 
a bird ! 
For change we'll search us 
And therewith we'll purchase 
Some War Savings Stamps which the 

Government offers, 
And stick them on cards in our safety- 
vault coffers. 

Lay Cornerstone in Navy Yard 

The cornerstone of the addition to 
the dispensary at the Charlestown 
Navy Yard was laid by Captain Wil- 
liam R. Rush, Commandant of the 
Yard, in the presence of Capt. James 
F. Leys, medical officer at the Yard, 
Col. Melville J. Shaw, the new com- 
manding officer of the Marine Corps 
at the Yard; Lt. A. A. Gathemann, 
Assistant Surgeon Danielson of the 
Yard Dispensary, Lt. Joseph F. 
Strachan of the public works depart- 
ment at the Yard, and Mrs. William 
R. Rush. 

In the box were copies of the Boston 
morning newspapers containing a short 
sketch of the building, some gold specie 
of 1918 and two pennies of the 1809 

The building is to be two stories 
high, constructed of brick, and will 
cost when completed, exclusive of the 
equipment, $40,000. 

The Getaway 

The Kaiser — Prepare plans immed- 
iately for an airplane that will travel 
to the moon. 

Draftsman — But. your majesty, we 
don't need such a machine. 

The Kaiser — But I may in a short 



For Officers 
and Men 

All Devices and 
Navy Supplies 

22 School St. 


Making Hammock Clews for Sailors 

In this photo from left to right are P. S. McCarthy, check No. 6532; J. P. Reagan, check 
No. 6428, and W. A. Murphy, check No 6441. Photo by Yard Photographer 

These three men in the Rigging 
Loft wear "a smile that won't come 
off" because they are making ham- 
mock clews that the "Jackies" need 
to swing their hammocks before "turn- 
in" after a hard day's work chasing 
the Hun. 

Since the war began more than 
500,000 hammock clews have been 
manufactured in the Rigging Loft and 
W. A. Murphy, the "Champion Clew- 
maker" has been "standing by" dur- 
ing the entire time. "We used to 
think that from 50 to 60 hammocks 


Novakoff Bros. 


Commissioned, Warrant and C. P. O. 
Uniforms made to order 

Hats Badges Swords 


24 Chelsea St., Charlestown 

Phone Charlestown 759-M 

was a pretty good day's work," says 
Murphy? "but that was before the war. 
Now the cotton line must be pretty 
stiff if we cannot get out 400 clews 
apiece, and we usually get from 450 
to 500 per day. So you see that be- 
tween us we make more than 1400 
clews each day, which gives us over 
$7 apiece for a day's pay." 

In addition to this enormous quan- 
tity of hammock clews, Master Rig- 
ger Max M. Goldman and Quarter- 
man Rigger-in-Charge T. A. Foulkes, 
by successfully directing piece work, 
have succeeded in producing more 
than 100,000 boat fenders, 25,000 wire 
rope mats such as you see in front of 
nearly every door in the Navy Yard, 
and huge quantities of other articles 
under the piece work system in the 
Rigging Loft. 

Essential to Industry 

A young registrant, claiming ex- 
emption, was asked. "How many peo- 
ple are dependent on you?" 

He replied: "Two, sah, Paw, he 
depends on me to find washin' for 
Maw; and Maw, she depends on me 
for to hunt woodchoppin' for Paw." — 


Baedekers for the Boys 

So Vogue urges every patriotic 
American reader to go to the shelf in 
their libraries where that long red row 
of Baedekers is standing idle, and send 
one and all of them to the American 
Defense Society at 44 East 23rd st., 
N. Y., which will forward them to the 
proper authorities in Washington. Be 
sure to send as many as possible on 
Germany so that when The Boys, in 
1919 (September, isn't it?) march up 
the Sieges Allee with all the Allied 
flags flying, they will know which of 
those Teutonic Rogers is Friedrich 
Wilhelm and which is just plain 
Wilhelm, for as the last four years have 
demonstrated, the Hohenzollerns like 
to be taken seriously. 

Navy in France Buys $1,203,000 

in Bonds 

Vice-Admiral Sims has cabled that 
total subscriptions to the Fourth Lib- 
erty Loan by the American naval forces 
in France were $1,203,000. This in- 
creased the total for the Navy to 
$43,000,000, with some reports yet to 
be received. 

"Does a woman always have the 
last word?" 

"No, sometimes she is talking to a 
woman." — The Widow. 





Hats for Yeowomen 
at $5 

29 Temple Place, Boston 

Room 17 Tel. Beach 1517-J 


Chance to Learn French 

That those who are to see active 
service in France should know a little 
French, goes without saying. Even 
a slight knowledge of what French 
words mean and how they sound, 
might in some crisis make all the dif- 
ference between success and failure, 
even between life and death. 

In view of this fact a book, is offered 
by a few of those who had to stay be- 
hind, for use of those about to go over- 
seas, whether as soldiers, marines, sail- 
ors, aviators, engineers, doctors, nurses, 
bearers or drivers. 

It is intended to serve literally as 
First Aid " to those whose French 
might otherwise be lame for life, if, 
indeed, it had life enough to be lame. 
Its aim is simply to give a good start 
towards hearing, pronouncing, under- 
standing and speaking French. 

The vocabulary is made up of words 
and expressions likely to be most use- 
ful for the purpose in hand. For pro- 
nunciation, a few simple directions are 
given, based on phonetics ; near-Eng- 
lish equivalents (like ' une attak der 
flan' ' for *'une attaque de flanc" ) have 
been shunned as futile and misleading; 
the main dependence is held to be the 
teachers' s voice. There is every rea- 
son to believe that there will be no 
lack of volunteer teachers who know 
French, and who will be glad to share 
their know ledge. 

The book is the work of a commit- 
tee of New York City teachers, chosen 
from a large number equally eager to 
serve, who gladly and freely gave their 
services: Lawrence A. Wilkins, In- 
spector of Modern Languages, Depart- 
ment of Education, Chairman; Mine. 
Marie Agathe Clarke, Hunter College 
High School; Miss Mary M. 1 ay, 
Hunter College High School; Mile 
Gabrielle Godard, Hunter College 
High School; Jacob Greenberg, Stuy- 
vesant High School; Walter L. Hervey, 
of the Board of Examiners, Depart- 
ment of Education; Mile Jeanne M. 
I. an/.. Eastern District High School; 
Edward (). Perry, Newtown High 

"Iirst Aid in Learning French" is 
issued at cost by the International 
Young Men's Christian Association. 
as a part of its world-wide activities in 
connection with the war. The Asso- 
ciation has undertaken to give the book 


the widest possible circulation through 
the Free Classes in French which it 
is organizing wherever enlisted men or 
Red Cross workers are found. Appli- 
cations from teachers for assignment 
to these classes may be made direct to 
the New York office of the Associa- 
tion, or to any local branch. 

For further information apply at the 
Y. M. C. A. Hut in the Boston Navy 

Daniels Thanks 

Navy Yard 

Commandant William R. Rush of 
the Charlestown Navy Yard has re- 
ceived a telegram from Secretary 
Daniels in which he extends to the 
men and the officers at the Yard his 
congratulations for the wonderful 
showing made by the Yard in the 
Fourth Liberty Loan. The telegram 
from Secretary Daniels is as follows : 

" Please convey to all the faithful 
Navy men at the Boston Navy Yard 
my congratulations and appreciation 
for the splendid spirit they have 
shown. It and their skill and excel- 
lent work demonstrate their devotion 
to the cause." 

According to the final figures given 
out today the total subscriptions at the 
Yard to the loan were $1,181,500. giv- 
ing the Yard a per capita of $100.11 a 
man. Of the total amount subscribed. 
12S2 officers and enlisted personnel 
subscribed $161,400; and $1,020,100 
was subscribed by 10,520 civilian em- 
ployees, a per capita of $96.97 per 

Admiral Cowie, Liberty Loan 
officer at Washington, also sent a tele- 
gram in which he stated that the 
Navy had subscribed more than 
$40, UOO,O0U to the loan — $8,000,000 
more than the Navy subscribed to the 
First, Second and Third Loans com- 
bined; and $15,000,000 in excess of 
the Navy's quota. Following his 
congratulations to every man and 
officer in the Navy he states that "as 
the American Navy went over, so the 
Huns will surely go under," and 
closes by saying that "no greater 
tribute could be paid to the valor and 
devotion of the men of the American 

Navy Goes Over the Top 

The Navy has gone high over the 
top to a great victory. 

With reports still incomplete and 
more subscriptions arriving, the Navy 
total is more than $40,000,000. 

The Navy has subscribed more than 
twice as much as in the Third Loan : 
$8,000,000 more than in all other 
loans put together: $15,000,000 more 
than the quota set at the beginning. 

In this splendid triumph, every 
Navy man should take personal pride. 
The Navy has come across. 

With a whirlwind climax during 
the last days of the loan, it was the 
Navy which inspired the entire nation 
and helped to bring the nation acr 
The Navy set the example and actu- 
ally led the country to success. 

Reports of 100'/ records and un- 
usual accomplishments came so thick 
and fast that it was impossible to 
acknowledge all of them in this bul- 
letin. Later, a full report will be 
issued which will tell the story to the 
satisfaction of all. 

Congratulations to all the Navy ! 
The Liberty Loan Officer extends his 
hearty and personal appreciation to the 
men who by their unstinted efforts and 
loyalty made this triumph real. He 
thanks every Navy man who shared 
in the great effort and who consequent- 
lv deserves the credit for the victory. 

McCall Visits Men of the Navy 

"Although there has been a big in- 
crease in the quantity of the United 
States Navy, there has been no de- 
crease in quality." declared Governor 
Samuel W. McCall. in an address be- 
fore the men of the L". S. Recei 
Ship at Commonwealth Pier. 

The big recreation hall of the "'l . M. 
C. A. at Commonwealth Pier 
crowded with more than 1000 or I. r. 
Sam's young seamen, anxious to hr 
the message of Massachusetts' war 
Governor, and the Chief Executive 
was given a hearty welcome. 

The Governor's address vv as \ s 

"One of the wonders of our navy." 
said Governor McCall. "is the fa< 
that 2.000.000 of our troops have be. 
convoyed 'overseas' and under : 
keen-eyed men of our Navy only a few 
of the boats hav e been sent down by 
enemv submarines. 

Big New "Receiving Ship" For 

A permanent Navy "receiving ship" 
for Boston will be built in South Boston 
and probably upon the site on the Boston 
side of the new drydock now occupied 
by the Boston Molasses Company. 
The land is owned by the United States 
Government, being part of that taken 
over a few weeks ago when the Govern- 
ment became the owner of the drydock 

/ Commonwealth Pier, the present re- 
ceiving ship, will continue as such for 
the present. It is stated that it is the 
ideal place for about 2500 men. But 
the demands of the service made it 
necessary to have 5000 and 6000 men 
there at times. While the seal of ap- 
proval has been placed on the present 
receiving ship by medical, sanitary and 
other officals, it was engaged only as a 
temporary shore barracks and the de- 
mands for its return for the important 
export shipping work and naval em- 
barkation and supply station are soon 
to become urgent. 

The Navy Overseas Transportation 
force, which has been at the Little 
Building headquarters, removed to 
Commonwealth Pier and the naval 
supply work from that point will be ex- 
tended as rapidly as possible. Six ships 
can be handled at a time. 


407-411 Washington St., Boston 

Makers of Navy 

Ready to Wear or Made to 

Officers' Suits $35 to $50 

Officers' Overcoats _._ $45 to $65 
Officers' Regulation Raincoats,$25 
Petty Officers' Suits___$35 to $50 
Petty Officers' O'coats, $45 to $65 
Petty Officers' Raincoats,$5 to $15 

Full Line of Furnishings 
and Caps 


" Full Speed Ahead," Is Daniels' 

More steel, more guns, more muni- 
tions "full speed ahead" in America's 
great war program against Germany 
was the message for increased produc- 
tion brought to Pittsburgh by Jose- 
phus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, 
who arrived to launch the Fourth Lib- 
erty Loan drive in the District. 

His address was made before a crowd 
of thousands in Syria Mosque, following 
a tremendously enthusiastic day in 
which nearly all of the citizens of the 
city participated in the selling and buy- 
ing of Liberty bonds of the fourth loan. 

At noon a novelty in the way of a 
"trench dinner" was served in one of 
the principal downtown streets roped 
off for that purpose. The meat was 
served by women workers, and enough 
tables were provided in the streets to 


accommodate 1000 people at a sitting. 
Five thousand diners were served, in- 
cluding Secretary Daniels, who made 
a short talk. 

Promotions for Yeomaids 

The following women yeomen have 
been made chiefs in the Supply De- 
partment: Misses Marion Grady, Ag- 
nes Crotty, Catherine Cochrane, Win- 
ifred George, Marion McEachern, 
Caroline Pierce, and Mary Mullen. 


Sergeant to Corporal — Do you think 
Singer can get a recommendation for a 

Corporal to Sergeant — Not a chance 
— he tells me he fired his company 
commander when he was his office 





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Boston, Revere Beach CS. Lynn R.R., or by trolley from Scollay Square 


The place where dance lovers throng — Music with the "pep" 



Patronize the Navy Welfare 

Laundry, Building 10, for 

Cleansing and Dyeing 

Furs of all kinds cleansed and re- 
dressed. Finest of naphtha and dry 
cleansers. Expert dyers and refinishers. 
Laces cleansed and refinished like new . 
New or old laces dyed to match goods. 
Often your portieres and draperies get 
faded and streaked from hanging and 
can be re-dyed about the same shade 
or new colors to match wall paper, fur- 
niture or to pattern. 

Do you know that we make special 
prices for any articles not listed? 

Likes Marines 

The Marine Corps looks so good to 
Joseph A. Tracey that he signed up for 
his fifth enlistment in that branch of 
the service. He has been in the Phil- 
ippines and China on active duty and 
practically all over the world in times 
of peace. 

When Kaiser Bill Praised U. S. 

'There is evidently something be- 
sides smartness and commercialism in 
the Yankee blood. These fellows have 
fought like veterans." 

Yes — it was actually the Kaiser who 
said this as an expression of his ad- 
miration of Admiral Dewey's sailors. 

But that was in 1898. 

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Daniels Prays for 
Battle of Fleets 

"This war will not be over until 
American rights have been vindicated 
and our armies march into Berlin," de- 
clared Secretary of the Navy Daniels at 
the dinner of the New York Athletic 
Club in the Hotel Astor. 

The diners cheered the sentiment to 
the echo. 

"And my daily prayer is," continued 
Mr. Daniels, turning toward Admiral 
Usher, who sat near him, "as it is 
yours. Admiral, that as Pershing's army 
marches forward the German navy 
will come out and let the Allied Navy 
get at it." 

The speaker paused, then said im- 
pressively, that just before leaving 
Washington he had read a cable dis- 
patch which said : 

"Two hours and a half after the 
kick-off the American troops captured 
3000 prisoners." 

The announcement reminded mem- 
bers of the New York Athletic Club 
that they had not forgotten how to 
cheer. Speaking of Liberty Bonds, 
Mr. Daniels said: 

"If the richest man in America 
would take all his money and buy 
Liberty Bonds he would not do one- 
hundredth part as much as any lad 
who had laid down his life for us." 

New Naval Service Club 

The attention of the enlisted men of 
the Navy is called to the fact that the 
Naval Service Club of the Cathedral 
Church of St. Paul, formerly at 53 
Bromfield St.. Boston, is now occupy- 
ing new and much larger quarters at 
45 Bromfield St. 

The Naval Service Club of St. Paul's 
was the first to open hostess rooms for 
the men of the Navy after the United 
States entered the war. 

Many men have used the rooms 
until the quarters were found to be in- 
adequate. Accordingly, new and larger 
rooms have been secured. The hours 
are : Week days 4 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.: 
Sundays 3 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. 

Hostesses will receive and a light 
canteen service is available without 

All enlisted men of the Navy are 
cordiallv invited. 

The Leatherneck 

E. C. Colby in "Our Navy" 

He's the Navy's little brother— 
We may scrap with another — 
W hoever saw a household where 

'Twas always quite serene.' 
Yet the stranger, trouble seeking. 
May discover — plainly speakir. . 
That he must lick two sailors 

If he "picks" on a Marine! 

He's a Soldier true and steady 
And we know he's always ready 
With a punch for Lncle Sammy. 

Just the same as brother Gob. 
He's a fighter and a worker. 
For the Corps won't stand a shirker. 
He's a square and gamey little Guy. 

And always on the job ! 

He's the Navy's little brother. 
And the Hun can tell his mother, 
He's a red hot fighting Bear Cat 

With a punch in either hand! 
Oh, he glitters in a racket, 
He has brains and nerve to back it. 
He is loaded to the gunwales 

With the cleanest kind of sand. 

Now he' s over in the trenches 
'Mid the ice and lice and stenches; 
But you never hear him kicking at 

The soldiers' common lot ; 
And we're betting all our money 
On his bringing home the honey. 
He's the Navy's little brother. 

Always Johnny on the Spot! 


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the Service 

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Vol. 1 


No. 6 

Photo by Brunei 





The Yard Welfare Laundry desires 
your laundry work. It will do all your 
personal laundry as well as uniforms and 
this applies to Yeowomen as well as to 
Officers and Enlisted Men. 

Put your confidence in this Laundry by 
letting it do your work. It will render 
the best quality of work at prices better 
than any laundry in Boston. 

You will be benefiting those who are 
in need, as all profits are turned over to the 
Yard Welfare Fund. 

Attached is a laundry list. Look it 


Shirt 08 

Collar 02 

Cuff 02 

Cape Collar 03 

Dungaree Coat 05 

" Trousers 05 

Officers' Uniform, Coat 20 

" " Trousers 10 

Leggins 05 

White Hat 05 

Tie 03 

Apron, Men's 05 

Undershirt 05 

Underdrawers 05 

Hose 02 

Handkerchief 01 

Pajama Coat 05 

" Trousers 05 

Union Suit 08 

Vest 15 


Uniform, Coat 20 

Skirt 10 

Collar 02 

over. Compare prices, then bring the 
laundry your work. They receive laun- 
dry every working day of the week and it 
is ready for delivery three. days later as 
shown by the following schedule: 

Laundry will be Laundry will be ready 

received for delivery 

Monday Thursday 

Tuesday Friday 

Wednesday Saturday 

Thursday Monday 

Friday Tuesday 

Saturday Wednesday 

Cuff . .02 

Tie .03 

Combination .10 

Chemise .08 

Corset Cover .05 

Drawers .06 

Hose .02 

House Dress . .25 

Handkerchief 01 

Night Dress ...08 

Underskirt... • .15 

Undervest 05 

Union Suit 10 

Waist .15 

Flat Work, per doz. .30 

Rough Work, per doz. .30 

Blankets, per pair .. .25 

Sheet .05 

Table Cloth .05 

Bed Spread . .10 

Towel Hand .02 

" Bath .02 

Pillow Slip . .03 

Napkin . .02 


Furs of all kinds cleaned and re-dressed. 

Finest of Naphtha and Dry Cleansers. 

Expert Dyers and Refinishers. 

Laces cleansed and refinished like new. 

New or old laces dyed to match goods. 

Often your Portiers and Draperies get 
faded and streaked from hanging and can 
be re-dyed about the same shade or new 
colors to match wall paper, furniture or to 

Furs and Winter Garments Sealed 

Have your furs and winter garments 
cleaned and packages sealed to insure 
against moths. Packages sealed only 
when ordered, with but a small extra 

Lace Curtains Retinted When Ordered 

Don't throw one-side a good tie or 
scarf, because it becomes soiled, have it 
cleaned and refinished properly, it will 
save you money. 

Dresses Cleansed or DyedYWithout Tak- 
L ing Apart or Ripping. Finest French 

Dry Cleansing, a Specialty 

For Ladies, Children, and Theatrical 

Carpets Cleansed, Beat, Sized and Dyed 

Having added new carpet and rug 
equipment, we are prepared to handle 
foreign and domestic carpets and rugs, 
with neat and prompt service. 

Prices Quoted Specially for the Following: 

Brussels, Tapestry, Ingrain Rugs, run- 
ning yard. 

Velvet, Wilton, Axminster Rugs. 

Domestic and Carpet Rugs, sq. yard. 

Oriental Rugs, sq. yard. 

Taking up carpets. 

Taking up Stair Carpets, per flight. 

Beating and Dry Cleansing 
Special Prices Quoted. 
Ingrain, Tapestry, Brussels Carpets. 
Velvet, Wilton, Axminster Carpets. 
Foreign Rugs, over 10 ft. square. 
Resizing Rugs, all kinds. 
Cutting and Planning Carpets, per hour. 

Carpets Dyed — Special Prices Quoted 

Feather beds. 

Mattresses (full size). 

Mattresses (single). 

Mattresses made over and new ticking 

Pillows, each. 

Pillows made over and new ticking 
furnished, each. 

Furniture of all kinds cleansed. Prices 
made when ordered. 

All articles will be left at the Yard Wel- 
fare Laundry and must be called for. 

No deliveries made. 

All cleansing and dyeing must be for 
Cask only. Goods will not be delivered 
until paid for. 


Men's suits $1.10 

Coats 55 

Pants .44 

Vests .28 

Overcoats 1.15 

Ladies' dark suits 1-65 

Ladies' white suits 1-93 

Ladies' long coat 1.10 

Sport coats 1.10 

Dark jackets — skirts -83 

White jackets — skirts -99 

Plain silk dress 1.38 

Pleated silk dress 193 

Plain wool dress 1-38 

Pleated wool dress 1-65 

Waists (plain) -83 

Child's fur set .55 

Blankets .55 

Lace curtains .55 

Waists (pleated) 1.10 

Flannel pants .66 

White vests -44 

Palm Beach suit -83 

Gloves .08 

Bathrobes 1.10 

Slippers (satin) -22 

Slippers (kid) 28 

Sweaters (wool) 55 

Sweaters (silk) 66 

Plush coats 1.65 

Boys' suits 39 

Child's white coats 55 

Child's dark coats 55 

Fur set 1.10 

Baby's carriage robe 1.38 

Colored curtains 83 

Mercerised portiers 1.10 

Velour or lined portiers 2.20 


Black Colors 

Men's suits $2.20 $3.03 

Men's overcoats 2.20 3.03 

Ladies' suits 3.30 3.30 

Ladies' coats 2.20 3.03 

Dresses 3.30 3.30 

Waists (pleated) 1.10 1.38 

Sweaters 1.10 1.38 

Notice. Attention is invited to the fact 
that these prices are far below the regular 
cost for dyeing and cleansing. 

This special arrangement with the Dye 
House was made with the underst anding 
that it was for officers, personnel and 

Special prices will be made for any 
articles not priced on this circular. 

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r I ^HE various standard types of "Automatic 
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This Book will 
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Your Inter-Plant 

This catalog should be in the hands of 
every plant or ^factory executive who is 
responsible for the efficient and economical 
handling of inter-plant transportation. 


Miss M. A. George, 
Chief Yeoman, U. S. N. R. F. 

Editor and Treasurer of the "Salvo", and 
Welfare Aid of the Boston Navy Yard. 

Stand Up and Be Counted 

The Greatest Mother in the World is 
counting her children. 

She wants your name — and yours — and 
yours — the names of all her children. 

So, stand up, you men and women of 
America — stand up and be counted. 

Let The Greatest Mother in the World 
see what a big, proud family she has. 

You've given your share to your Red 
Cross — given it generously — and you'll 
give your share again when the time comes. 

Right now your Red Cross wants your 
name — not a contribution — wants to 
know that you are a member — pledged to 
help her. 

The Greatest Mother in the World 
wants to know who her children are be- 
fore Christmas. 

Give your name and a dollar to the next 
Red Cross Worker who asks you for it. 

Answer "Present" at the Christmas 
Red Cross Roll Call. Stand up and be 
counted you children of The Greatest 
Mother in the World. 

All you need is a Heart and a Dollar 



The following letter was written to the 
Commandant showing the willingness of 
Pay Director J. S. Carpenter, U.S.W t 

co-operate Always with the Commandant 
in making The Boston Navy Yard 100% 

111 December 18.* 
Subject: Campaign for Membership in 

the American Red Cross Society. 
W 1. I recommend that a circular, for 
distribution among persons connected 
with I the Xavy Yard, be printed some- 
what as follows: 

The American Red Cross Society, which 
has^done such effective service in the 
relief of American soldiers and sailors 
and of the suffering population of war- 
stricken Europe during the present war 
has started a campaign to increase its 
membership in order that the society may 
continue its benevolent work. The sub- 
scription fee for membership is $1.00 per 
annum. Each person subscribing that 
amount becomes a member of the society. 
The New England Committee has re- 
quested that the Boston Navy Yard 
be organized as a unit to carry on this 

The Commandant brings this matter 
to the attention of the officers, Enlisted 
andlCivilian Force of the Navy Yard in 
the hope that even.' person connected with 
the Navy Yard will enroll as a member 
of this splendid organization, and that a 
record of 1009c of subscribers may be 
achieved, thereby proving again that in 
everv patriotic and charitable endeavor 
the "Boston Navy Yard is a 100% Yard. 

Collectors in the various shops will re- 
ceive subscriptions from the employees, 
reporting same to the Disbursing Officer 
of the Yard through Mr. A. F. Maceo, 
Postmaster of the Yard. Miss Marie 
George will receive subscriptions from the 
Officers and Enlisted Personnel. 

The campaign will begin on the morn- 
ing of December loth and end on the 
evening of December 23rd. Those per- 
sons who desire to receive copies of the 
Red Cross Magazine should pay $2.00 but 
those who desire simple membership are 
only required to pay $1.00. Each sub- 
scriber will be given a button, indicating 
membership collectors by the Postmaster 
of the Yard as soon as these forms are 
received from the local committee. 


There is no need to say anything fur- 
ther about the Campaign of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross — Boston Navy Yard Unit. 

Let us "Go Over the Top" over here 
for the boys who went "Over the Top" 
for us "Over There." 

It is with reluctance that Miss Marie A. 
George, Chief Yeoman, U.S.N.R.F., leaves 
the Boston Navy Yard on the twentieth 

Miss George regrets that she will not 
be in a position to take charge of the 
Red Cross Drive in the Boston Navy 
Yard starting December 16th, ending 
December 23rd, and that duty will be 
performed bv Chaplain J. D. McXair., 
U.S.N., Building 5, Boston Naw Yard. 

Paymaster J. E. Bailey. U. S. N. R. F. 

Treasurer, Welfare Fund, Boston Wa*y Yard 


11 December 18. 

To: Secretary of the Nl 

Subject: Suitable recognition of the 
services of Women Chief Yeomen 
who have rendered meritorious 
service during the War. 

1. It is recommended that those 
women Chief Yeomen who have ren- 
dered particularly %-aluable and 
torious service in the Naval Reserve 
Force during the War. -hen retired 
from act: e, be given cor 
sions as Ensigns. 

2. Should this policy be adopted it 
is recommended that this honor be 
conferred upon Marie A. George, 
Chief Yeoman U S.N.R.F.) During 
the year of 1917 she was large 
strumental in amassing a fund of 
SI 10.000. for the Massachusetts Auxil- 

Relief S Dttr- 

in^'the present year she has served most 
efficientlv as Welfare - be Boston 

Naw Yard, and through her in I 
ual efforts, energy and '. to the 

Navy, has accu: 

dties. a fund of more than $10,000 
for the Massachusetts Av 

enrolled in the Navy when War was 
declared and nov 

ceased has applied to be relieved from 
active servk s 20th insta: 


Capt. Com. 

Be kind to the lope-eared farm boy who 
comes tramping along, stepping high like 
a blind horse straddling the corn rows. 
Bye-and-bye he will own all the land that 
j'ines his'n and be president of the big 
bank where vou want to borrow mart 



Do You Think There is 
No Competition? 

If anyone thinks there is no competition amongst the big packers he ought 
to go through a day's work with Swift & Company. 

Let him begin at the pens when the live stock comes in; let him try to buy 
a nice bunch of fat steers quietly and at his own price, without somebody's 
bidding against him. 

Let him realize the scrupulous care taken at the plant that not one thing is lost or wasted 
in order that costs may be held to a minimum. 

Let him go up into the office where market reports are coming in, — and reports of what 
other concerns are doing. 

Let him watch the director of the Swift Refrigerator fleet, maneuvering it over the face 
of the country like a fleet of battleships at sea. 

Let him take a trip with a Swift & Company salesman and try to sell a few orders of meat. 

Let him stay at a branch house for an hour or two and see the retail meat dealers drive 
their bargains to the last penny as they shop around among the packers' branch houses, the 
wholesale dealers, and the local packing plants. 

And then, when the day is over, let him have half an hour in the accounting department, 
where he can see for himself on what small profits the business is done. (Less than 4 cents 
on each dollar of sales.) 

If he still thinks there is no competition in the meat business it will be because he wants 
to think so. 

Swift & Company, U. S. A. 



Are You Interested in Smokeless Combus- 
tion of Coal On Your Ship? 

Are You Interested in Efficiency in the 
Boiler Room of Your Ship? 

Are You Interested in Lessening the Nec- 
essary Labor in the Fire Room ? 

A successful smokeless furnace for internally fired boilers. It is absolutely possible to burn Bi- 
tuminous coal efficiently in the furnaces of scotch type boilers and in so perfect a manner as will allow 
only a minimum of visible grey gasses to be emitted from funnels, which will then avoid the necessity 
for the "regular cleaning" of fires, which greatly diminishes the necessary hard laborious work in the 
fire-rooms and which work isjiof easy at anyjime. 


Ask Chief Engineer of the former Coast Guard Service for data as to results, on the "Seneca." 

All type of internally fired type boilers solicited. 

St. John Grate Bar Co. 

Machinery Dept., The Bourse, Philadelphia, Pa. 



Mrs. Rush gave Thanksgiving 
Dinners to a large number of poor 
families in and about the vicinity 
of the Charlestown Navy Yard. 

She always comes when least 
expected and brings good cheer and 
good things to eat 

I have seen little children run 

after her on the street, and when 

t questioned about who the lady was 

they were running after would say, 

"Our Fairy God-Mother." 

Questioning one of the little ones 
as to the lady's name she answered ,* 
"I don't know, that is what mother 
told me she was ; the lady does not 
want to tell her name to the chil- 
dren — they babble." 


Mr. Arthur F. Macey, Postmaster 
of the Boston Navy Yard was 
awarded a Certificate of Honor by 
the Commandant of the B oston Navy 
Yard for meritorious worki in con- 
nection with War; [Savings Stamps. 

Miss MacLean, Chief Yeoman, 
in the Commandant's Office, was 
awarded a Certificate of Honor by 
the Commandant of the Boston 
Navy Yard for her work in connec- 
tion with the Four Liberty Loan 
Campaigns and the Italian Tag Day. 

Lieutenant A. A. Gathemann, 
U. S. N., was awarded a Certificate 
of Honor by the Commandant of 
the Boston Navy Yard for meri- 
torious war work. 

Miss Alice Welch, Yeoman 2nd- 
class, office of the Senior Aide, has 
been promoted to Yeoman, 1st class. 

Mr. Perkins of the Naval Ser- 
vice Club at No. 6 Beacon Street, 
Boston, certainly has the hearty 
co-operation of everybody, and he 
certainly deserves it, for he is a man 
who works without ever getting tired. 

The Boys are his first thought and 
his last thought. He is always 
looking after the welfare of the boys, 
and the boys all love him. 

The newest title we hear Mr. 
Perkins in possession of is "Daddy 

About one hundred women yeo- 
men and marines at the Boston 
Navy Yard, were given a very en- 
joyable evening at the Beachmont 

Bungalow on November 20th. The 
women yeomen and marines showed 
their efficiency to be one hundred 
percent in the terpsichorean art. 

The Committee in charge of 
affairs was as follows : Miss Martha 
MacPartlan, Miss Katherine Crow- 
ley, Miss Sallie Rae, Miss Mary 
Hogan, Miss Alice Welch, Ser- 
geant Kelly, Private O'Pean. 

Campbell's Jazz Band furnished 
the music. The proceeds of the 
party were not for charity. 

* * * 


That the smoke from a steamship 
can be almost entirely eliminated 
has been demonstrated by tests 
recently carried out with the Seneca, 
of the United States coast-guard 
service, which is provided with a 
new type of furnace equipment that 
brings about a practically perfect 
combustion of the coal. Photo- 
graphs of the top of the funnel of 
this vessel taken once a minute for 
60 consecutive minutes while the 
vessel was running at \l}4 miles 
an hour, show traces of smoke in 
only two or three instances. The 
equipment is likely to be installed 
on the ships of the United States 
Navy, since by its operation the 
telltale smoke by which vessels 
may be sighted at great distances 
would be lacking. In addition to 
the elimination of smoke, it is re- 
ported that the equipment brings 
about a saving of about 16 per cent 
in the amount of coal consumed. One 
of the important features is the use 
of shaking grate bars instead of the 

usual bars of the non-movable type. 
* * * 


Oh, when the flag is passing by 
I watch with animated eye, 
As men are cheering with salute, 
While I should stand there calmly mute, 
They move their hats with stately pride, 
But I in stillness must abide; 
And then I play a woman's part. 
And place my hand upon my heart. 
And when our anthem's sung or played 
My soul with love and awe is swayed; 
Since always at my country's need 
From selfishness I should be freed. 
I bow my head and humbly rise 
While lifting up my trusting eyes ; 
And then I play a woman's part 
And place my hand upon my heart. 

By Capitola M'Collum. 


No Reduction in Force — Increases 

{Boston Daily Post) 

Judging by the number of ships 
on which repair work must be done 
it will be some time before there is 
any reduction in the mechanical 
force at the Charlestown Navy 
yard. In fact the bureau of navi- 
gation at Washington sent out a 
letter yesterday informing the offi- 
cers at the Yard that the order re- 
ducing the working force 25 per 
cent is not mandatory; on the 
other hand there are liable to be 
increases from time to time accord- 
ing to the authorization for work. 

At the present time the Yard has 
more ships berthed than for many 
months. They are of different 
types but all undergoing repairs, 
some more extensive than others. 
The working force at the Yard to- 
day is over 10,000. More ships 
are expected to arrive at the Yard 
as soon as they receive orders to 
return frcm their stations. In ad- 
dition to these ships two fuel ships 
are to be built at the Yard and there 
is one now on the ways which it is 
expected will be sent into the water 
early next spring. 

For at least two years more busi- 
ness will be brisk at the Yard with a 
larger working force employed than 

at any time during the Spanish war. 
• * * 

New Jersey Dance a Success 

The party given on Dec. 11 by 
the U. S. S. New Jersey was to say 
the least a brilliant success. Con- 
vention Hall was literally filled. 

Tickets were presented to women 
yeomen through Miss Marie George, 
Welfare Aide of the Boston Navy 

Mary, Mary quite contrary 
How does your cooking go, 
With cakes from "The Cook Book" 
And pies from "The Cook Book" 
And jellies all in a row, 


By Jane Rush Price $5.00 


Capt. Doug' as E. Dismukes, U. S. N. of the U. S. S. Mount Vernon 


'Twas a clear September morning. 
Of the fifth, on Thursday mom: * 

With a rainbow — sailors* warning — 
Arched across the radiant dawn; 

And our proud ship swiftly steaming 
To the throb of engines pound 

Seemed to chime in with our dreaming 

^To the tune of "Homeward Bound.' 

All the firemen fain would tarry 
On the boat deck in the sun, 

'Ere thev go below to can- 
Rest to mates whose work is done; 

But the hour is seven-fif 

All the •watches" change at eight, 

And we see them rise and swil 
Go below to meet their fate. 

For a submarine is lurking^ 

Listening to our engines' throb, 

Now the periscope is working 
And thev plan their hellish job; 

Bar\ _-un a warning, 

Ans the tell-tale "wa! 

Death the U-boat now is scorning. 
With - . :e. 

Comes th ^rpedo 

aight and sure has been their aim; 
As our huge transport is swinging 
For. position in the game; 

-trikes the warhead 
Just beneath the boiler n> 
Squarely on our center bulkhead, 
Hurling firemen to their doom. 

Thirtv thousand tons of metal 

Lifted, twisted, cracked and bent, 

Ten feet lower soon we se: 
As the water fills the rent, 

Dead three dozen loyal brothers, 
Shipmates true and heroes bold, 

Pride of sweethearts, wives and mothers, 
.- adorn our Honor Roll 

"Ere our ship has ceased to shiver, 

Death bombs roll from off her stern 
Salvos roar and engines quiver 

As the O Boat's might we spurn. 
Every man sticks by his station — 

"Stand by till dfc. .'aval Law — 

Traditions of our mighty Nation 

Again are kept without a flaw. 

Soon we circle wide the ocean, 

Like a crippled bird in flig: 

e the destroyers spread commotion 

With the searching depth bomb's might. 
Then to port our ship is headed. 

Listed now and wounded sore. 
Off across the war zone dreaded 

Back three hundred miles to sh 

Sixteen hours of super-steaming 

On one-half our boiler power 
Brings us to a lighthouse gleaming 

Travelling fourteen knots an hour; 
Thru a mined and narrow channel, 

Dark and swept by inbound tide. 
Water-logged and hard to handle 

Glides our ship to berth inside. 

Letters, wireless, orders cable 

Praise our captain and his crew 
For the work so brave and able 

Which has brought us safely thru. 
But our hearts are bowed in sorrow 

And the praise is tinged with pain 
As we view with deepening horror. 

Thirty-six of comrades slain. 

Theirs the price and theirs the g'. 

Ours the task to "Cany On," 
Theirs the right to b 

Ours to figi ar is won — 

Till the sacred right of free men 

And the gleam of freedom's light 
Meets and beats the brutal demon 

Triumphant in the right o'er might. 
— W. A. H., U. S. -V. 

* * * 

e a tall fellow ahead of the crowd 
A leader of Men, marching fearless and 

And you know of a tale, whose mere telling 

I i cause his proud head to in aag 
be bow'd, 
It's a prettv good [ 

If vou know of a skeleton hiddenawj^ m 
| ind guardei :ept from 

In the dark, and whoss. « whose 

sudden ! 

Would cause -3d sorrow, and 

long disrr-i 
It's a pretty goodTplanlto forge: 

Kvl :i a thin, -H darken the 


Of a Man or a Won:an. a -'.:. - :. i 
That ecut-r^e :r ::.f _;: i 

annoy, j ^2 
It's a pretty goodjplan to forge: 


ONE week prior to the outbreak 
of the European war, the North 
German Lloydliner, Kronprin- 
zessin Cecile, steamed out of New 
York Harbor with $10,000,000 in 
gold aboard, bound for England. 
Arriving off the coast of the British 
Isles, her wireless picked up the 
broadcast message that war had 
been declared between Germany and 
England. Immediately she was 
headed back toward America, and 
under full steam she eluded the 
British navy, and five days later 
was safely interned in Bar Harbor. 
Two months later American war- 
ships escorted her to Boston, where 
she was taken over by the Depart- 
ment of Justice on account of a libel 
against her for failure to deliver the 
$10,000,000. There she remained 
as a floating palace of the German 
captain and crew until February 3, 
1917, when the United States Gov- 
ernment, because of the strained 
relations existing with Germany, 
ordered all interned German ships 
manned by Americans, and all, 
German seaman interned on shore. 
This order was carried out six hours 
later, when a United States Mar- 
shal boarded the Kronprinzessin 
Cecile; but the Germans had re- 
ceived secret information of the 
order, and, acting under orders of 
their Government, they had already 
wrecked the machinery of the ship 
to such an extent that their captain, 
(Captain Pollock) declared that the 
ship could not possibly be used by 
any one for any length of time. He 
informed the American engineers 
that it would be impossible for them 
to put the ship into running order, 
so effectively had he carried out the 
orders of his superiors. Two months 
later war was declared with Ger- 
many, and on May 5 the Kron- 
prinzessin Cecile was taken over by 
the United States Government. 
After two months of thorough re 

pairing of machinery, and complete 
conversion into a transport, the 
Mount Vernon was put into com- 
mission on July 28 by the Navy 

For the last fifteen months the 
Mount Vernon has been doing val- 
iant service in carrying our army 
overseas. Her sides are covered 
with camouflage, and her move- 
ments shrouded in secrecy, but 
suffice it to say that her record is 
one of speed and efficiency. 

Among her passengers she has 
numbered Secretary of War Baker; 
Assistant Secretary of Treasury 
Crosby; President of Inter- Ally 
War Council on Purchase and Fi- 
nance, Colonel E. M. House; Ad- 
miral Benson; General Bell; Gen- 
eral Bliss; and many others of 
equal fame. On occasion she has 
made her round trip in two weeks, 
and been on her way across again 
within three days after docking. 
Perhaps no ship in the service has 
been worked harder, and certainly 
no ship more willingly than the 
Mount Vernon . Of the many thous- 
and soldiers committed to her on 
each trip, she has never lost one 
by accident, and not over an average 
of one for each trip by disease. 

Her physical equipment consists 
generally of all the appliances and 
conveniences of a modern city. 
Her twelve decks furnish ample 
space for power plants, refrigera- 
tors, stores, repair shops, blowers, 
ventilators, elevators, libraries, tele- 
phones, wireless, steam and electric 
heaters, hospital, church, school, 
safety appliances for all on board, 
and the most effective battle equip- 
ment. Three of our largest Mogul 
locomotives, each pulling its ca- 
pacity train load of coal, could not 
furnish the thousands of tons of 
coal which go into the Mount Ver- 
non's bunkers for one round trip to 
Europe. Although over seven hun- 

dred feet long, and having a displace- 
ment of thirty thousand tons, her 
powerful engines generate forty-five 
thousand horse-power, and drive 
her through the water at a speed 
of twenty-five miles per hour. Her 
water-tight integrity has stood the 
test Of the most powerful torpedo, 
and her offiders and crew have stood 
the test of the recent crisis for a yet 
more glorious future. May the 
name of the Mount Vernon never 
grow dim, and may the bearers of 
that name leave no tarnish upon the 
pages of history! 

* * * 

Addressed to Captain Rush 

"We share your pride in what the 
men of the Navy Yard have done. 
Our entire General Committee ap- 
preciated all that you and all those 
associated with you in the Navy 
have dorte to help make the United 
War Work Campaign successful." 

I take the utmost pride in this 
remarkable evidence of the willing- 
ness of the Navy Yard to help 
whenever it is called upon and I 
send my sincere thanks to the men 
and women of the American Navy 
who have answered my appeal so 

— Josephus Daniels 

United War Work Campaign 
Boston Navy Yard 

The Boston Navy Yard is an 
Honor Yard according to a tele- 
gram received from Admiral Cowie. 

This success, as well as all others, 
is due to the hearty co-operation 
of the Commandant of the Boston 
Navy Yard, Captain William R. 
Rush, U. S. N. 

The Boston Navy Yard went 
"over the top" as usual, giving over 
twentv thousand dollars. 

Back from the briny deep and a proposal 
— meaning a happy future if she owns 



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Admiral Cowie Leads the Navy to Triumph in War Work Campaign 

The Navy subscribed more than 
$300,000 to the United War Work 

Secretary Daniels sent this appeal 
to the entire Navy when the war 
work drive opened: 

"I believe that the men of the 
Navy will be glad to show their 
appreciation for the great work 
which those associated in the United 
War Work Campaign have done. 
With peace here, we should show 
our gratitude to those who while the 
war was raging made our lives hap- 
pier. At this moment the work of 
the seven organizations is more vital 
than ever before." 

To this message the Navy with- 
out persuasion returned an immedi- 
ate answer — and that answer is al- 
ready more than three hundred 
thousands, an amount represent- 
ing free contributions from ships 
and stations everywhere. 

Rear Admiral T. J. Cowie. who 
led the Navy and made the Navy 
lead the nation in the Fourth 
Liberty Loan, was in charge of 
the war work drive for the Navy. 
When the nation lagged and the 
campaign had to be extended, Ad- 
miral Cowie again called for the 
Navy to lead the way, and to snatch 
success out of threatened failure. 

Success came by the Navy's 
efforts. Victory was won by Navy 
men and women; and not alone by 
those on this side of the water but 
by others on active service for 
months in the danger zones. 

Admiral Cowie put this call to the 
Navy by telegraph and radio and 
by telegraph and radio the answers 
came thick and fast. "The nation 
has not contributed the required 

amount, but it will follow the Navy, 
so come on Navy and lead every- 
thing over the top as we always 
do . " The N a vy started to give , and 
refused to quit. Apparently out of 
nothing came the sum of $300,000 
contributed almost overnight by 
the already heavily burdened men 
of the service. The response, spon- 
taneous and generous, was the most 
spirited and encouraging feature of 
the war work drive. 

Secretary Daniels sent his congrat- 
ulations in this "Alnav" message: 

"The Navy gave more than three 
hundred thousand dollars to the 
United War Work Campaign. This 
is an achievement which ranks high 
among the great tnings which the 
American Navy nas done in tnis 
war. The great gift of the Navy in 
addition to actually adding many 
thousands to the total, served as an 
incentive to the rest of the country. 
That this fact is recognized is shown 
by a telegram received by Rear Ad- 
miral Cowie from John R. Mott, 
National Chairman of the United 
War Work Campaign saying, 'We 
share your pride in what the men 
of the Navy have done. Our en- 
tire general committee appreciates 
all that you and all those associated 
with you in the Navy have done to 
help make the United War Work- 
Campaign successful.' I take the 
utmost pride in this remarkable 
evidence of the willingness of the 
Navy to help whenever it is called 
upon, and I send my sincere thanks 
to the men and women of the Ameri- 
can Navy who have answered my 
appeal so generously." 

"THE COOK BOOK" by Jane Rush 


The following is a quotation from 
a letter written to the Commandant 
of the Boston Navy Yard. Captain 
William R. Rush. U. S. N.. by the 
Emergency Health Committee of 
Boston : 

"On behalf of the Emergency 
Health Committee of Massachu- 
setts, I take this opportunity to 
thank you for the help which your 
department gave us, while the re- 
cent epidemic was raging through- 
out this Commonwealth, and you 
may feel assured that you con- 
tributed generously toward helping 
us fight this terrible disease. 

Your Captain Key was most 
courteous and obliging, and I wish 
you would be kind enough to ex- 
tend to him my cordial thanks. 

You have always been ready to 
help us in time of need, and for this 
I thank you sincerely. 


H. B. Endicott 
Executive Manager. 


James T- Storrow 
Charles F. Weed 
Guy Murchie 
Charles S. Baxter 
W. A. L. Bazeley 
Henry B. Endicott 
Robert F. Herri ck 
Edmund W. Longley 
George H. Lvman 
J. Frank O'Hare 
Tames f. Phelan 
A. C. Ratshesky 
John F. Stevens 
Col. Jesse F. Stevens Adju- 

Cross Patch, lift up the latch, 
And let your neighbors in, 
Serve them a dinner made from 

Of dishes fit for a king. 



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JJJ ,5 

Barrel elevated and revolved ready to onload 

Save Man-Power 

Do not use 3 or 4 men to stack cases, 
bales, barrels, etc., when 1 or 2 men 
and a Revolvator will do the work. 

Besides saving labor, the Revolvator 
saves time and storage space. It per- 
mits of piling clear to the ceiling. 

In [addition to using the Recokator for piling cases, bales, barrels, etc.. 
in the storeroom it may also be used for double decking in freight cars, 
loading trucks, putting up overhead motors, etc. 

Write for Bulletin NY 42 



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A 12-ft. 1800-lb. Capacity Revolvator. 

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Navy officials have recently related with 
justifiable pride an example of how war 
work can be speeded up. A firm engaged 
on work in connection with destroyer 
materials was in urgent need of a crane, 
but was told by the manufacturers that it 
could not be furnished in less than 60 days. 
A personal appeal was made to the crane 
builders and their foreman, who then de- 
cided that thev could cut the time in half. 
Further conference showed that if another 
crane, also a navy order, could be de- 
livered and so gotten out of the foreman's 
way, it would help matters a great deal. 
This assistance was assured. Arrange- 
ments were also made to send the patterns 
to the foundry, 60 miles away, by motor 
truck and bring the castings back the 
same way. As a result of this all-round 
co-operation the much-needed crane was 
shipped in 15 days. 


Two good examples of what wartime 
shipbuilders can do when put to the test 
have of late turned attention to New 
Jersey yards. Just 27 days 2 hours, 50 
minutes after construction of the 5,000- 
ton steel collier Tuckahoe was begun, the 
vessel slipped from its ways. At the time 
of launching it was announced that an- 
other 13 days would see the ship in service. 
All of which is a new world's record — for 
the time being. On the other hand, one 
minute after the Accoma, a 3,500-ton 
wooden cargo boat, left the ways some 
days ago, workmen began laying the keel 
of another boat. The yard at which this 
speedy work is being done is operated by a 
firm of shipbuilders that has contracted 
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Office of the Commandant 

13 November 18. 
General Order No. 68. 
Subject: Armistice and continuance of 
War Work. 
1. The following is brought to the at- 
tention of this Command: — 


"U. S. S. New Jersey 
Navy Yard Boston 
8 November 1918. 
Order No. 29. 

The Commanding Officer wishes to im- 
press upon officers and crew that an armis- 
tice if signed, while a step toward victory 
does not alter the fact that the country 
remains at war until the signing of a peace 
treaty which may require many months 
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assume that active war work is at an end. 
Captain, U. S. Navy, 
2. The order quoted above appears 
to express the situation at present. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 

* * * 

Office of the Commandant 

22 October 18. 
General Order No. 66. 
Subject: Assignment of Space in Boston 
Navy Yard. 

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and storage space throughout the limits 
of the Boston Navy Yard is under the 
entire control of the Commandant of the 
Navy Yard. 

2. No Head of Department will issue 
any instructions or give out any infor- 
mation, or make any suggestion regarding 
the assignment of space for such offices, 
buildings and storage space, without pre- 
vious consultation with the Commandant. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 


Office of the Commandant 

16 October 18. 
General Order No. 65. 
Subject: Delivery of articles manufac- 
tured in the Navy Yard. 

1. For the purpose of receiving at any 
time during the day or night, articles 
manufactured in the Navy Yard, a re- 
ceiving room will be maintained by the 
Supply Officer. 

2. Articles too bulky or heavy to be 
received in the receiving room will be 
received at the shop or place of manu- 

3. Manufacturing Divisions are not 
charged with the packing, crating, or 
shipping of any articles manufactured 
in the Yard, and will deliver no articles 
outside the Navy Yard. 

L* 2 £W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 

Office of the Commandant 

11 October 18. 
General Order No. 64. 
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to the Accounting Office when they apply 
there for their discharge pay vouchers. 
This means of identification will expedite 
the payment of such workmen. 

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We Americans are just beginning to 
learn what we can do when we put our 
minds to it and our hearts in it. We have 
actually been too humble. We are like an 
adolescent boy — who has yet really to 
stretch his muscles and discover how 
strong he is. 

I doubt if anybody in the wide world, 
knew that we could do what we have done. 
I have had a certain familiarity with 
large-scale industrial enterprise in 
/ America. But certainly I didn't realize 
how much we had in us. The industrial 
feat of the United States in shipbuilding 
seems to me one of the greatest industrial 
feats of all time. I may say this because 
I have only recently joined the ship- 
building workers and I could claim no 
credit for what it has already done if I 

Think how desperate the situation was 
when the Emergency Fleet Corporation 
was formed a little more than a year ago. 
The submarine was sinking ships faster 
than the world was building them. Even- 
month saw a decrease in the number of 
bottoms afloat. While the supply was 
growing less, the demand was growing 
larger. The world supply was already 
short. Where were the ships to come from 
that would ship our army to France, and 
the mountains of munitions that it would 
need there? 

Germany confidently believed that this 
was the end. The submarine was slowly 
and inevitably cutting down the capacity 
of our bridge across the Atlantic. There 
could be but one end to such a process. 
Lack of ships would eventually give vic- 
tory to Germany. 

We were not a shipbuilding nation. We 
were apparently building all we could — 
private enterprise had seen to that. How | 
were we going to build any more? How j 
were we going to double and redouble 
our building? 

You can't "start right in" building ships 
— as our ancestors started right in build- 
ing houses out of the logs at hand. To | 
build ships you have to have, first of all, 
places to build them; you have to have 
berths or ways. 

When we declared war we had less than 
forty steel shipyards! Less than forty 
organizations prepared to turn out steel 
ships! Less than forty companies equipped 
with ways! And you can build only one 
ship at one time on one ways. It takes 
many months to build a ship — at least 
that was true before we entered the 
war. It takes a year or so to build a 
ways — or it did before the war. So to 
build one ways and one ship would take 
the better part of two years. 

When you have ways you have to 
have materials — a steady stream of ma- 
terials if you are to build fast, without 
unconscionable delays. When you have 
ways and materials you have to have 
an organization — a group of executives 
who understand the job and shipbuilders 
who can carry it out. We might easily 
have spent three c r four years in building 

ways, in arranging for material, in collect- 
! ing organizations, in training new workers. 
Meanwhile the submarine would have 
been going right on. 

We had to do the impossible. We had 
to double and redouble our capacity, not 
in three years but in one year. And the 
: whole story is: we did the impossible. 
We have now not forty organizations 
building ships but one hundred and 
seventy-two organizations. Some of these 
new organizations have a larger capacity 
than any shipbuilding organization the 
world has ever known before. Think of 
Hog Island with fifty ways! 

Think of our former capacity. It was a 
good year when the United States built 
500,000 tons of ships. Then look, in 
the next column, at the rising figures for 
1918 — the launchings • and ships actually 
delivered for use month by month. 

Our capacity has risen to the point 
where in the single month of July we 
launched more ships than we had ever 
previously launched in twelve .months. 

Deadwt. Tons Deadwt. Tons 

Launched Delivered 

Januarv 112,500 91,441 

Februarv 171,850 124,650 

March 258,916 162,200 

April 225,230 162,805 

May 365,255 259,041 

June 233,550 274,385 

July 635,011 226,605 

Total 2,002,312 1,301,127 

This increase of capacity has been achieved 
in less than sixteen months. 

In the yards now producing ships we 
have a capacity of between three |and four 
million tons annually. In the great fabri- 
cating yards — Hog Island, the Submarine 
Boat Company's plant at Newark Bav, 
the Bristol plant, and the Federal plant— 
we shall have a capacity of another three 
or four million tons annually. It is only 
a matter of weeks before the United States 
will have a total capacity of seven million 
tons a year. 

A year ago we were not a shipbuilding 
nation. To-day we are the greatest ship- 
building nation. 

How did we do it? It was men that did 
it, American men, men who cared. If you 
want names, it was men like Edward N. 
Hurley and Charles Piez. It was men like 
Dave Rodgers of Seattle, Joe Tynan of San 
Francisco, Baisley of Detroit, Neeland of 
Camden. These men are among the great- 
est shipbuilders in the world; they have 
broken world's records in shipbuilding and 
then broken their own records. Think of 
completing, ready to sail, a 5,000-ton 
ship like the Tuckahoe in thirty-seven 
days! Think what it means! Think of 
building a 12,000-ton ship like the In- 
vincible in twenty-four days! Think of ■ 
building a 3,500-ton ship like the Crawl 
Keys in fourteen days? 

As trades go nowadays the trade of driv- 
ing rivets is an old one. Men with pneu- 
matic riveting hammers have been pinning 
steel plates together for a generation. A 
riveter who could average more than sixty 

! rivets an hour was a first-rate riveter. 
To-day we have riveters who can drive 
more than 400 rivets an hour. The record 

: for riveting is being broken so often that 
it takes a set of statisticians to keep track 
of it. The whole industry is shot through 
with the spirit of enthusiasm, of compe- 
tition. These "men are out to do what men 
have never done before. At the same time 
they are. not cutting each other under. 
They are co-operating. Every man has 
enough energy left over to cheer for the 
other fellow. 

I tell you it brings tears to my eyes 
when these fellows call me "Charlie." 
They are the kind of men you want to 
hear calling you by your first name. 

Respect This Service Pin 

When this job is done — this tremendous 
job of building ships and more ships— 
the public must see that the reward goes 
where it belongs. It isn't the heads of 
departments, the big "officials,' the execu- 
tives that have done,this thing. It is ship 
workers who are putting this thing 
through. It is men with strong right 
arms — men in overalls — who have made 
this thing possible. I regret to say that I 
sometimes discover a feeling that some of 
these young fellows in the shipyards are 
considered a species of slacker, men who 
are trying to avoid giving themselves to 
the war. 

I tell you the man who is doing his level . 
best for Uncle Sam in this great crisis 
of the world's history is doing his full 
duty by his country. He is serving just as 
truly, just as actively, just as patriotically 
as the soldiers in the trenches and the 
sailors on the high seas. His work makes 
it possible for others to serve on the firing 

Where would we be without the ship- 
yard workers? Where would we be if the 
shipyard workers were not working at a 
pace that shipyard workers have never 
known before! 

I want the shipyard workers to hold 
their heads high. We don't give the 
shipyard man a uniform. But we are 
going to give each man who has been on 
the job for four months without inter- 
mission a service pin. He will get an 
extra bar for every two months of addi- 
tional service. The . shipyard workers 
should be as proud to wear this badge as. 
the soldier who displays his service badge. 
He should have the firm feeling that he 
has done as much for his country. With- 
out him we should have been lost. With 
him we are — but I leave you to make the 

Mr. Schwab is a man who worked up from $4 a 
week to $1,000,000 a year. He was for a long time 
the chief executive of one of the world's largest 
businesses — a job almost as big as the one he 
now fills as Director General of the Emergency 
Fleet Corporation. But everybody knows what Mr . 
Schwab has done. Few know what manner of man 
he is. Mr. Schwab just talks in this article. Any- 
body who hears Mr. Schwab talk will feel that he is 
not only a man who gets things done, but also a 
kindly, unaffected, appreciative person. — The Edi- 
tor of Collier's National Weekly. 



Facts About Yeowomen Elsewhere in the United States— "Sea Power' 

Many women have been enrolled in the 
Naval Reserve, and if imposing titles 
availed to win commissions Miss Sue 
Uorsey would have hers. She is attached 
to the office of Rear Admiral Samuel Mc- 
Gowan, Paymaster General of the Navy. 
He has recommended her for a commission 
in the Reserve, but the Pinafore fleet has 
not yet gone to sea. However, she may 
get along with her present title, which 
is that of "Assistant for Personnel to 
Officer in Charge of Fleet Division, Bu- 
reau of Supplies and Accounts." 

All Miss Dorsey has to do is to keep 
track of 1,500 pay officers, to know where 
each one is stationed, what he is doing 
at the moment, and how well he is per- 
forming his duty. To her is also rele- 
gated the authority to assign these pay 
officers to various posts. Miss Dorsey 
was formerly a civil service stenographer 
and as such had been assigned to the 
office of Paymaster General Thomas J. 
Cowie, Rear Admiral McGowan's prede- 
cessor in office. 

While all bureaus of the Navy De- 
partment have splendidly met the issue 
of war, no one of them has been more 
successful in this direction than the 
Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, the 

one presided over by the Paymaster 
General. Before our entrance into the 
war this bureau employed 25 women. 
It now has upwards of 200, all enrolled 
as reservists. They wear the uniform of 
the Reserve and there still exists much 
confusion as to their title. They are 
enrolled in the rating of yeomen, but 
although they may do yeomen work, they 
plainly are not men. The title yeo- 
women is as inappropriate and meaning- 
less as that of yeomen — one originally 
bestowed upon possessors of small landed 
estates. No one knows how it went 
afloat to attach itself to petty officers of 
the Navy in charge of stores. 

But yeomen or yeowomen, those now 
enrolled in the Bureau of Supplies and 
Accounts are giving a fine account of 
themselves. One of these not only bosses 
two naval officers, but also issues orders 
to railroad officials — priority orders. Offi- 
cials receiving these orders signed simply 
"A. Hayden" have hurried into the 
Bureau expecting to have it out with 
some man and to tell him why the order 
couldn't be obeyed or some better way of 
carrying it out, but have rapidly revised 
all these arguments when presented to 
Miss Anna Hayden, executive clerk of 

the Priorities Section, a slip of a girl 
who looks even younger than her twenty- 
two years. Every letter received in this 
section is read first by Miss Hayden and 
everyone that goes out is signed "A. 
Hayden," which had led many to believe 
that the signer was a mere man. No, in- 
deed; she is a yeowoman. 

A few days ago another of these yeo- 
women of the Reserves, Mrs. Eleanor C. 
Griffith, detailed as auditor in the dis- 
bursing division of Admiral McGowan's 
bureau, casually signed a voucher for 
$3,900,000 and made no more ado about 
it than she would have done in signing 
a check for a $10 pair of shoes. 

And there is Miss Laila Anders, a young 
woman — beg pardon, yeowoman — who 
has nothing to do in the Bureau of Sup- 
plies except to look out for the clothing 
needs of 250,000 men ; to keep tabs on the 
manufacturers and to see that they 
are on the job of supplying these needs. 
The matron who thinks herself overworked 
caring for the raiment of hubby and the 
youngsters should have a talk with Miss 
Anders. But Miss Anders is such a busy 
young woman it is unlikely she would have 
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Boston Navy Yard Jazz Band — Marie A. George, Chief Yeoman, U. S. N. R. F., Organizer 

Since their arrival in France the 
boys of Boston Navy Yard Jazz 
Band have been treated like princes 
and have had all the comforts of a 
Palace ; they are entertained royally 
all along the route; give concerts 
every night and at different hours 
during every day, when not travel- 
ing to meet an assignment; have 
played at Base Hospital 5, at various 
Training Camps, at the Aviation 
Training Camp, for social events, 
one of which Major-General Persh- 
ing was the honored guest at the 
reception. He said: "The Ameri- 
can bovs are wonders, thev are 

winners I appreciate the stuff they 
are made of, and they are making 
good. I am proud of them." 

The Jazz Band was given a won- 
derful picnic by the Y.M.C.A. Not 
the least inclination is shown to re- 
turn home for not one word is heard 
about it. 

Everything is plentiful for the 
troops, the boys are all happy, well 
trained, well fed, stronger and better 
than before going into the service. 

The Jazz Band does not need a 
barber in the camp as all have their 
hair shaved close. 

* * * 

Previous to her illness, Miss 
George, organizer of the band, ad- 
dressed a gathering of about 200 at 
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl P. 
Charleton, near Fall River. 

Perhaps the best thing that can 
be said to prove the success of her 
speech is to state the fact that at 
the close of her talk Mr. Charleton, 
who is by the way the Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Woolworth Company, 
presented her with a $500 check 
for the "Welfare Fund" of the 
Boston Navy Yard. E. I. B. 




November 13, 1918. 
My Dear Captain Rush: — 

I read with pleasure your letter 
of November 8th, and I am de- 
lighted to know of the patriotic 
interest manifested in the good 
work. It is just such a generous 
spirit of service which has brought 
this heroic struggle to a glorious 

I thank you for writing me. 
Sincerelv yours, 
Captain William R. Rush, U. S. N. 
Commandant, Navy Yard, 
Boston, Massachusetts 
* * * 


The Army and Navy Canteen, 
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its door to all enlisted men. It is 
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Special interest centers in the uni- 
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Dear Friend: — 

The boys are doing great work 

r here playing at the various 

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have covered many miles, and have 

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If you get the chance, I would 
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(s) AL J. MOORE, 
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* * * 

A select dancing party was given 
at the Cathedral Hall, Boston to 
which the boys in uniform were ad- 
mitted without charge. The party 
was in charge of Miss Mary Hogan, 
Yeoman First-Class, Office of the 
Welfare Aid. 

The proceeds amounting to about 
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The hall was nicely decorated and 
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Welfare Aide, invited the boys in the 
service. * * * 


There is no "pep" in the slogan 
"I'll try!" It suggests negativity. 
Of course the spoken words "I'll 
try" may be emphasized with a 
determined ring of the voice, but 
the bare words seem to be devoid 
of resolution to "go over the top." 
"I'll try" intimates a willingness 
to make the attempt toward the 
goal of success, but it carries with 
it the thought of possible failure. 

"The message to Garcia," was 
carried by the soldier who had the 
mental determination to do or to 
die in the attempt. He would get 
there at all hazards. 

The pioneer who faced the sav- 
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I racy in the early days never said 
"I'll try"; by his fearless actions 
he plainly said, "I shall conquer^ 

— E. C. Bross, Taylor's Typo Tcurist 


Italian Tag Day was a huge suc- 
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Mrs. W. R. Rush and Miss Mac- 
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were busy for a week before the 
Tag Day came planning the work 
of this tremendous undertaking. 

The mere fact that Mrs. Rush 
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Office of the Commandant 

2 October 18. 
General Order No. 63. 
Subject: Letter Writing. 
Reference: (a) Article 5301, Naval 
(b) Article 403, Regu- 
lations, Boston Navy 
Yard, 1918. 

1. The attention of this Com- 
mand is once more invited to the 
evils of writing unnecessary letters: 

Creates Extra Labor — the labor 
of the stenographers — the various 
persons in various offices who have 
to read the letters — the file clerks 
who have to read in order to classify 
and assemble them — clerks who 
have to re-copy them — the messen- 
gers who spend time in carrying 
them from place to place. 

Reduces Speed of Output — slows 
down work — interferes with tran- 
saction of important War Business 
— it protects the writer by putting 
him on record but often obstructs 
other more important correspond- 
ence^ — it overlooks the advantage 
of the oral message or personal 

interview, which cause extra effort, 
but immediately settle the matter. 
2. Therefore, the Commandant 
urges that all of this Command bear 
in mind the above disadvantages or 
writing unnecessary letters, and 
avoid it whenever possible. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 

Office of the Commandant 

27 September 18. 
General Order No. 62. 
Subject: Violation of Service Regu- 
Reference: (a) R 1173. 

(b) Article 68, Regula- 
tions, Boston Navv 
Yard, 1918. 

(c) Special Order No. 
5-B, Commandant Bos- 
ton Navy Yard. 

1. Reports against members of 
the Naval Force for violation of 
Regulations as contained in refer- 
ences, have multiplied to such an 
extent, and often show such de- 
fiant disregard of such Regulations, 

that the Commandant directs as 
follows : 

Hereafter, within the limits of 
this Command, such persons will be 
promptly arrested and placed tem- 
porarily in charge of the Command 
ing Officer of the Station Brig. The 
latter will be supplied by the person 
making the arrest with a memoran- 
dum of the name, rate, and station 
of the offender and the offense com- 
mitted by him. 

The Commanding Officer of the 
Station Brig will receive such per- 
sons and segregate them; furnish 
them with a copy of reference (c), 
and promptly notify their Com- 
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abouts, situation, and request him 
to send for them. 

When turned over to the custody 
of their Commanding Officer, they 
will be accompanied by a copy ot 
the memorandum which was re- 
ceived with them from the Report- 
ing Officer. 

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held responsible for the execution 
of this order. 

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Saturday, November 16, 1918 was a big 
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The Navy Nurse Corps 

By Anita Newcomb McGee, M. D. 

Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army, in Charge\Army Nurse Corps, i8q8-iqoi. Supervisor of Nurses, 

Imperial Japanese Army, inVRusso- Japanese War. 

If the critic is looking for a part 
of the government that is running 
efficiently and smoothly, he can 
find it in the Navy Nurse Corps. 
People used to scorn the idea that 
women could be of any use in the 
Navy, but Surgeon-General Van 
Reypen started the ball rolling 
in the Spanish War and it has been 
growing larger ever since. The 
trained nurses who, at his request, 
served at Norfolk and Brooklyn 
without pay, were there only long 
enough in 1898 to show what might 
be done, and it was not until 1908 
that after several attempts a bill 
establishing a Navy Nurse Corps 
was put through. 

The Navy Corps was designed 
as the mate of the Army Nurse 
Corps, which was organized in 1898, 
and absorbed into the permanent 
army by the reorganization law of 
1901. Each corps has a chief nurse 
at each hospital where nurses are 
stationed and a superintendent at 
headquarters in Washington. By 
a stroke of genius in the law, what- 
ever pay the Army corps gets, that 
the Navy gets automatically also 
so there can be no rivalry, at least 
in externals. By law only qualified 
graduated nurses are eligible and 
regulations insure a high standard. 
Appointments are for three years, 
but necessary discharges are possi- 
ble. Though a Navy nurse is a 
regular part of the establishment, 
her status is a bit peculiar, as it 
approaches that of an officer, yet 
•she has no commission nor is she an 
enlisted "man." 

She has a uniform now. For the 
street there is a suit, with long over- 
coat, detachable cape and soft felt 
hat; the whole of dark blue except 
for red in the cape lining. The 
corps badge on the coat, which is 
also worn with the white ward 
uniform, is the medical acorn and 
leaf superimposed on the Navy 

anchor. The cap of the chief nurse 
in the hospital has a band of gold 
for distinction, but the street uni- 
form has no emblem of rank. 

A chief nurse is promoted from 
the corps nurses, but must have had 
service of at least one year and have 
passed a special examination. After 
assignment to duty in a hospital 
she has general supervision of its 
whole nursing service, the work of 
the Hospital Corps men included. 
She is also responsible for many 
varieties which add to the efficiency 
and economical administration of 
the hospital and the general com- 
fort and well-being of the patients. 
Not the least of her duties is to plan 
and direct the class work of the 
Hospital Corps men, for since the 
nursing aboard ship is necessarily 
done by these boys, one of the most 
important reasons for the existence 
oithe Nurse Corps is to give them 
such a professional training as the 
medical officers require. That course 
has been for six months, but just 
now it is condensed into three 
months of intensive study at the 
training station, supplemented by 
additional experience bedside reach- 
ing and class work in the hospitals. 
Except that her pupils are men 
instead of women, there is not, 
after all, much difference between 
these duties of a Navy nurse and 
those of a head nurse in a civil 
hospital, but there the resemblance 
ends. Think of the travelling! A 
Navy nurse may be sent to any of 
the twenty-one stations in the 
United States which are scattered 
all around our coasts, with a few 
inland, and after a year there, 
when she has learned Navy ways 
and finished her probation, off she 
goes for a two-year tour of duty 
somewhere else. There's a station 
in the Philippine Islands, one at 
Guam, at Samoa, and now also at 
St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, 

and at these places the Navy nurses 
have done little less than wonders. 
For, under direction of the medical 
officers, the nurses have developed 
dispensary and social service at 
Cavite and Canacao ; have trained 
the Chamorro nurses and midwives 
of Guam; have taught Samoan 
women to nurse, especially to do 
district nursing, and recently they 
have undertaken to make trained 
attendants out of native women of 
the Virgin Isles. This pioneer work 
of fighting ignorance and dirt afar 
from home and friends is not easy 
or at all romantic — at least, not 
while you're in the midst of it. 
But it's a beautiful victory, none 
the less, and one well worthy of the 
best traditions both of the Navy and 
of the nursing profession. 

And now comes service over an- 
other sea. Two hundred and fifty 
Navy nurses already in France! 
What a pity the censor does not 
approve of telling all about where 
they are and what they are doing! 
Hospital ship duty is also talked 
about, but has not yet become a 

Eight hundred and fifty nurses 
in the Navy all told does not sound 
like a large number when compared 
with the many thousands already 
serving in the Army Nurse Corps, 
but in quality they certainly stand 
second to none. Then there are 
now thirty chief nurses, and the able 
superintendent, Mrs. Lenah H. Hig- 
bee. Her predecessor, the first 
superintendent, was Miss Esther 
V. Hasson, now an Army nurse in 
France. One of these days the 
superintendent is going to be 
properly recognized (if I am a good 
prophet) by receiving an officer's 
commission, and the Nurse Corps' 
members will all have the right to 
retirement after twenty years' ser- 
vice. They now have insurance 
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and other rights conferred by the 
"war risk" law on the military 

Under the recent authority for a 
U. S. Naval Reserve Force, nurses 
are being enrolled in it for four-year 
terms. Details about the reserve 
part of the corps are in one circu- 
lar, and facts about the regular 
service in another, both issued by 
the naval Bureau of Medicine and 
Surgery. One class of the reserves 
has retainer pay of at least $12 
a month, while another class has 

Nurses who had enrolled with the 
Red Cross society and were willing 
to do naval service have been recom- 
mended to the surgeon general and 
those who qualified have been ap- 
pointed by him to the Nurse Corps. 
The "Red Cross nurse" of the 
popular picture, however, who wears 
a big brassard and romantically 
rescues an American soldier, 
wounded on the battlefield, is of 
course a purely imaginary creature. 
No nurse can serve our Army or 
Navy unless she is a member of its 
Xurse Corps, and this means regular 
military status, strong discipline 
and proper pay — not posing for 
fancy pictures. 

The record sshow that in 1812 
Surgeon General William C. Barton, 
U. S. N., in nis talk outlining the 
establishment and the mainten- 
ance of marine hospitals, urged that 
a corps of trained women be or- 
ganized to care for the sick in the 
service. He said in effect: "They 
should be women of education and 
refinement, of gentle speech and 
having the kindly manners of the 
well bred; and yet they should be 
firm and dignified in the discharge 
of their mission with the sick. These 
requirements are necessary to gain 
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It may be true that the emotional 
temperament has been responsible 
for most of the great disasters from 
which the human race has suffered, 
as some writers assert. But to us 
that is no reason why emotion 
should be looked upon with the cold 
eye of disfavor and suspicion. 

The latest assault upon the emo- 
tional temperament was made by an 
editorial writer in a London hospital 

One of the terrible crimes of which 
the emotional person is accused is: 
he acts on impulse. Terrible! He 
acts without taking the suggestion 
that he act into a laboratory to 
dissect it and then decide coldly 
whether it is better to act or not 
to act. 

The emotional person is also im- 
patient. He wants things done 
quickly. He sometimes lets loose 
forces he cannot control and direct. 
He often gets out of his depth. He 
sometimes speaks intemperately. 
He lets his anger flare up — as Jesus 
did when he drove the monev 
changers from the temple. He also 
launches schemes that cold reason 
says are impracticable. But, for 
some strange reason, those schemes 
often work. 

Yes, the emotional person dis- 
tresses us because he interferes with 
the smoothness and sleepiness of life. 
He stirs us up. He makes us think 
new thoughts and feel new emotions. 
He goes about the world setting fire 
to folks, wholly reckless of the 
damage he does to what, to them, 
was so sacred. He liberates love. 
He makes life colorful and warm. 
And he laughs at logic and other 
sacred things without being struck 
dead by angry gods. 

We cold, unemotional, colorless, 
intellectual folks look at him in 
consternation and chilly disap- 
proval. But he, being an emo- 
tionalist, and therefore, rich in his 
own right, goes right on breaking 
all the rules and regulations and 
doesn't give a hang for conventions. 

Naturally, we have to hate him — 
publicly. But privately, how we 
wish more of the heavenly foolish- 
ness had been given to us! 


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Marine Electrical Workers of the Boston 
Navy Yard Give First Grand Ball 

The Marine Electrical Workers 
of the Boston Navy Yard gave a 
successful Ball at Convention 
Hall, St. Botolph Street, corner 
of Garrison Street, Boston, at 
.).00 o'clock on Monday, Novem- 
ber 25th. 

The Ball was largely attended 
by the women yeomen and all the 
employes and enlisted people of the 
Yard showed unusual interest in 
this affair. 

Proceeds of this Ball go to the 
Yard Mutual Aid Association, which 
object is to unite the employees of 
the Yard and to provide for pay- 
ment of sick, accident and death 
benefits. All employes of the Yard 
are eligible to membership. 

Initiation fee is 25 cents and the 
dues after that are ten cents a week. 
Applications must be made in 
writing to a member of the Board 
of Directors and accompanied by 
a fee of 25 cents. 

Application blanks may be ob- 
tained from Officers of the Asso- 
ciation which are William A. Mc- 
Donald, President; William Burns. 
Yice-President ; William Manning, 
Treasurer and C. E. MacLaughlin, 
Secretary. The Honorary Mem- 
bers are Captain William k. Rush, 
Captain A. L. Key, Captain J. E. 


At the Naval Service Club, 11 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 
Mr. Perkins just loves "SMILES" 

Bailey, Captain H. R. Stafford, 
Commander I. E. Bass, Com- 
mander T. S. O'Leary, and Lieu- 
tenant A. A. Gathemann. 

Group Leaders were Chief Yeo- 
man M. Gertrude Ryan, Com- 
manding; Chief Yeoman Florence 
C. Gilgen, 1st Lieutenant; Yeoman 
lst-class, Gertrude C. Allen, 2nd 

Miss Marie A. George, the Wel- 
fare Aide of the Boston Navy Yard 

was particularly honored, a? she 
was asked by the Committee to 
act as the Goddess of Liberty. A 
very handsome gown was furnished 
and the whole drill was a credit to 
the women yeomen, and the in- 
structor. Mr. Titman. 

The Commandant has expressed 
his appreciation to the women " 
men who took part in the exer. 
that went to make this affair a 


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Facsimile of the certificate of honor awarded life members of the Navy Relief Society 

This certificate is awarded from Washington) 


Incorporated in 1 904 


Admiral of the Navy, George Dewey, was President of this Society 
for a number of years, and up to the time of his death. This Society is not 
Navy League nor Navy Aid, but is NAVY RELIEF. 

Rear Admiral Charles O'Neil, U. S. Navy, President. 

Mrs. Jane Rush, Honorary Vice-President. 

Captain Edward J. Dorn, U. S. Navy, Corresponding Secretary. 

It is a Society within the Service, 
and all offices of the Society are 
filled by Officers of the Navy and 
the women of their families. 

The particular business of this 
Society is to collect money, and 
provide immediate relief to indigent 
widows and distressed children of 
the enlisted men of the United 

States Navy and Marine Corp:?' 
who die at their post of duty. To 
secure employment for such of these 
as can support themselves, and to 
send orphan children of American 
Seamen to school. 

The Navy Relief Society believes 
that our own sailors' s corr.e 

before other sailors' widows; our 

own American children, left father- 
by our own American Seamen 
fighting at sea. come first and before 
other children. These American 
children and these American widows 
in distress, are not provided for and 
relief is asked for them, and is asked 
for now, while there is money to be 
had and time to collect it. 

The Navy Relief Society is try 
to secure funds by indh-idual pa- 
triotic gift, for the benefit of the 
sailors of our fleet, now fighting at 
the front, who may die at their | 
of dtity. 

Do you know that a d en 

to the Navy Relief is a dolla- 
the palm of the needy widow; or 
two or three of them contriV 
Navy Relief means a pair of shoes 

A large amount of money is not 



required to satisfy immediate needs 
unless the casualties to come in- 
crease by leaps and bounds. A 
certain amount is needed, the inter- 
est on which is applied to these 

The Navy Relief Society is a 
society within the Navy, assisted 
by outside contributions. 

Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., Navy 
Aid, Navy League, and the 71 others 
are supposedly along the same 
general lines. 

No per cent at all of the money 
collected goes for expenses — there are 
none. All officers of the Society are 
officers of the Navy or their ladies. 

The Navy Relief Society re- 
places the "passing around of the 
hat," a former custom when an 
officer or man of the Navy or Marine 
Corps died with a dependent widow 
or children. 

It has, and does at present, save a 
number of widows from appealing 
for charity to the Parish authori- 

The War Risk Insurance, and pen- 
sion, do not relieve these necessi- 
ties, for War Risk Insurance must 
be paid for, and the Pension is small, 
and long coming. Navy Relief 
means immediate relief. 

The work of the Navy Relief 
Society stands alone — it is a family 

Will you please give your help by 
sending names and addresses of 
friends or persons whom you think 
would become life members in this 

Last year $100,000 were collected 
for this fund by Mrs. Rush and Ad- 
miral O'Neil, President of the So- 
ciety said it was "a life saver" — 
nearly al 1 of this money has been 
used for cases, all of which needed 
immediate relief. 

For further information concern- 
ing the Navy Relief, communicate 
with Mrs. W. R. Rush, Command- 
ant's Residence, Boston Navv Yard. 

* * * 

If handsome is as handsome does 

As handsome hath been said to be, 
Why you're the handsomest ever 
For you have done me hand- 



A Useful Christmas Gift, "THE COOK BOOK" 


As explained in the preface of THE COOK BOOK, which of course you 
will all read when you buy your copy, the edition contains simply old and 
tried recipes which most everyone likes, and which, frcm constant usage, 
have proven their intrinsic value. 

Common sense is a.n attribute credited to all human beings of ordinaiy 
intelligence, but no one really appreciates the amount of this ccrr modify 
possessed by them until it is put to a test by attempting to ccok something 
that is not only eaten, but eaten with relish. Many cook books instiuct 
one to concoct some of these supposedly simple, yet luscious dishes, by 
telling one to take ''some" of this and add to it "some" of that "and cock." 
Truly this is so ! And even the most extraordinary and intelligent ccrr. m on 
sense artist finds this annoying. 

As Mrs. Rush's original intention in writing this book was to assist 
a charity very close to her heart — the Navy Relief Society — she desired to 
have as little expense attached to the publication as possible and she deeply 
appreciates the great help she has received in this connection. 

The paper for the book was donated by Mr. Moses of the Strathmore 
Paper Company. 

Joe Mitchell Chappie of The National Magazine furnished the type. 

Mr. Lewis Parkhurst of Ginn & Company bound the book as a 
personal contribution. 

The boys in the Printing Shop in the Yard are devoting all their spare 
time to the printing of the book. 

Daniel Fox, an artist of reputation, now in the U. S. Navy, has designed 
the attractive cover and although a professional for the last eight years 
does not intend to give up study until his goal is reached "Mural Painting." 

The book is bound in dark blue and the cover design is done in gold, 
The color scheme inside is cream and orange with black printing. 

There are extra, pages inserted throughout the book for notes ; a con- 
venience greatly appreciated by most cooks. 


As all material and labor has been donated, the entire proceeds of the 
sale of THE COOK BOOK will be devoted to the most worthy charity. 
Navy Relief. 

(Written by the Editor) 



29 June 18. 

General Order No. 58. 
Subject : Rate of pay for night shift 
In accordance with decision re- 
ceived from the Department, the 
following rules will govern in the 
computation of night shift work: 

1. The 5% additional compen- 
sation is not to be confused with 
overtime work, such overtime work 
being of an emergency character 
and being compensated for in the 
50% additional. 

2. The 5% additional pay for 
night work is to be computed on 
night shift work, such shifts to be 
separate from the regular Yard 
working hours presumablv from 
S.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. 

3. Where a shift is computed 
by involving day working hours, 
particularly hours after the regular 
working hours, it is judged that the 
extra 5% should not be credited 
when a man has worked four or 
more hours within what is known 
as the day shift. 

4. The 5% compensation is 
limited to regular night work, and 
is not to be applied in emergency 
night work. In other words, a man 
cannot be paid additional 5% for 

night work for one night's work, 

but must necessarily have to be 

regularlv emploved on a night shift. 

W. R. RUSH. 

Captain, Commandant. 

* * * 

Special Order No. 135. 
Subject: Payment of Yard Me- 
chanics and Laborers. 

1. Hereafter heads of depart- 
ments will direct all employees in 
their respective departments to be 
present in their shops at the time 
designated for payment on pay-days 
Xo payments will be made to Yard 
employees on pay-days excepting 
in the shops at the hours designated 
and in the pay office to discharged 
men and to men who bring a cer- 
tificate from their respective fore- 
men that they were unable to be 
present in their shops at the hour 
appointed for payment, and can- 
not conveniently or without k> 
the Government wait to be paid 
in Building 36 on the f ollowing work- 
ing day. Foremen are instructed 
to issue these certificates only after 
careful investigation. 

2. Employees, with the excep- 
tions mentioned in paragraph 1. 
who do not draw their pay at desig- 

nated places on pay-days will be 
paid in the south end of Building 
between the hour of 12 and 
12.40 p.m. on the working day fol- 
lowing each regular pay-d;. 

3. All employees who are not 
paid in their shops at the designated 
hours should have their signatures 
to pay receipts attested by their 
respective foremen. Xo payments 

11 be made to such employees unless 
their signatures are thus attested. 

4. On days other than pay-days 
and the day immediately following 
each pay-day. payments will be 
made, excepting in the cases of dis- 
charged men, only between the hour 
of 12 noon and 12.40 p.m. 

5. Foremen and leading men 
shall be present in their respective 
shops at the times and places fixed 
for payment to identify men as they 
present their pay-tickets and they 
shall require each man to call aloud 
his name and number as he pre- 
sents his pay-ticket. 

6. All employees should sign 
their pay receipts in pen and ink. 

7 Foremen and leading men 
will see that the men working under 
them are fully instructed in accord- 
ance with this order. 

W. R. RUSH. 
Captain, Commandant. 






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Group A 

Established specially for men in the Service 
of the United States. 

Group B 

Other organizations where soldiers and 
sailors are cordially welcome. 
Group A 

Established specially for men in the Ser- 
vice of the United States. 

United Service Club, 48 Boylston St. near 
Tremont. Open day and night. Con- 
ducted by the W. C. C. S. Provides 
a place in the center of the city where 
men may secure information, lounge, 
read, write, play games, sing, attend 
entertainments or arrange their own 
amusements and obtain refreshments. 
Lodgings may be had at 35 cents per 
night. Phone Beach 123. 

Adjoining the club is a living room 
where mothers, wives, sisters and other 
friends of sailors and soldiers may meet 
under pleasant conditions. This is 
operated on the "Hostess House" plan 
of the Y. W. C. A. 

In addition to the exclusive use of 
their part of the building the men in 
uniform will have access to the gym- 
nasium, bowling alleys, library and 
reading room which are maintained 
by the Y. M. C. Union for its civilian 
members. Washington St. car or sub- 
way to Boylston St. 

Naval Service Club, 11 Beacon St. near 
State House. Open day and night. 
All men of the navy welcome. Library, 
reading, writing, and lounging rooms, a 
canteen open from 6 a. m. to midnight; 
100 beds, 35 cents per night; pool, 
billiards ; barber shop and bootblack. 
Subway to Park St. Phones Hay- 
market 71897 and 71953. 

Army and Navy Y. M. C. A. Building, City 
Square, Charlestown. Good beds 25 to 
60 cents. Excellent restaurants. All 
Club privileges, open day and night. 
Phone Charlestown 18. Sullivan 
Square car to City Square, Charlestown. 
Elevated train or surface car. 

Knights of Columbus Service Club, 204 
Berkeley St., corner of St. James Ave., 
Back Bay. "Everybody Welcome and 
Everything Free" to men in the service. 
Five hundred beds, shower baths, can- 
teen and all the equipment of an up-to- 
date Club. Surface car to Berkeley St., 
or subway to Copley Sq. Ready about 
September 15. 

Knights of Columbus Service Club, 14 
Warrenton St. Shower and tub baths; 
writing and music. All free to men in 
the service. 


Hospitality House, Jewish Welfare Board, 

47 Mt. Vernon St., near the State 
House, Boston, provides a place, cen- 
trally located where men may secure 
information, read, write, play games and 
attend entertainments. Cafeteria ser- 
vice 6 a. m. to midnight. Lodgings, 35 
cents per night, including shower baths. 
Hostess parlor has been provided where 
men may meet mothers, sisters and 
friends under pleasant conditions. 

Red Circle Club, East Boston, 360 Merid- 
ian St., near United States Shipping 
Board Recruiting Station. Canteen, 
bowling, billiards, pool, library, lounge. 
East Boston car from Scollay Sq. or East 
Boston Ferry for Rowes Wharf, At- 
lantic Ave. Conducted by War Camp 
Community Service at request of U. S. 
Shipping Board. 

Boston Army and Navy Canteen, estab- 
lished by the Mayor of Boston on the 
Common, opposite Temple Place, pro- 
vides a comfortable Club House and 
Restaurant where simple food may be 
purchased at very moderate cost. 
Magazines, books, checking room. The 
Boston War Camp Community Ser- 
vice has established an information 
bureau here. Ready about September 15. 

Naval Service Club, of St. Paul's Cathe- 
dral, 53 Bromfield St., Boston. Week 
days, 4.30 to 10.30, Sundays, 3.00 to 
9.30. Men of the navy are cordially 
invited to use the Naval Service Club 
of St. Paul's Cathedral at 53 Bromfield 
St., Boston. Pool and other games, 
piano, violin, and, singing, letter writ- 
ing, materials magazines and books, a 
good time and a warm welcome. Hos- 
tesses will receive the Men of the Ser- 
vice. Revere Beach Branch of the 
Club is at the corner of Shirley and 
Ocean Avenues. Open every after- 
noon and evening. Hostesses. Ferry 
and rail to Crescent Beach Station 
or trolley to Revere Beach. 

Naval Service Club of the Boston Sea- 
men's Friend Society. 287 Hanover 
St. Phone Richmond 1751. Lodgings 
35 cents, canteen, games, reading and 
writing. Near Battery St. on the ele- 
vated, or subway to Haymarket Sq. 

Scollay Square Service Club, 12 Scollay 
Square. Open week days 4 p. m. to 
11 p. m.; Saturdays and Sundays 
2 p. m. to 11 p. m. Pool, canteen, 
writing room and lounge. 

Emanuel Parish House, 13 Newbury St. 
Parties for sailors, from 5 p. m. to 
10 p. m., on Tuesdays, Fridays, Satur- 
days and Sundays. Hot suppers, pool, 
music, games, dancing, and the society 
of ladies. All enlisted men welcome. 

War Service Center, auspices Soldiers' 
Comfort Unit (colored) 428 Mass. Ave., 
Columbus Ave. car. Open daily to 
10 p. m. Reading, writing, games. 
Ladies ready to help you by mending, 
writing, etc. News items from your 
home town. Lodging places arranged 


Playground Rest Hut. — Columbus Ave. 
Playground. For all soldiers and sail- 
ors. Take Columbus Ave. trolley. 
Library, games, music, baseball, free 
canteen service with home cooking. 
Rooms and meals arranged for. Con- 
certs Sunday 5.30 p. m. 

United Service Canteen. — Trinity Court, 
Stuart St. near Back Bay Station. 
Open 4 p. m. to 10 p. m. Saturday 
Sunday 11 a. m. to 10 p. m. Music, 
bowling, pool, reading and writing, 
shower baths. 

Shore Leave Club, 11 Nassau St. Club 
conveniences, canteen, baths, writing 
facilities and lodgings at 35 cents. 
Open to 1 a. m. 

Y. M. C. A. War Hut, Boston Common, 
near the corner of Park St. Writing 
facilities, music and reading. 

Knights of Columbus War Hut, Boston 
Common, near the corner of Park St. 
Writing facilities, music and reading. 

Salvation Army War Hut. Boston Com- 
mon. Reading, writing, etc. 

Y. W, C. A., The Recreation Center at the 
Perry School, East 7th St. near O St. 
City Point. Parties for enlisted men 
Saturdays 3 to 10 p. m. Wednesday 
dances at 40 Berkeley St., Back Bay. 

Volunteers of America, 39 Howard St., 
West End, near Scollay Square. Ready 
August 15, 1918. Lodgings 25 cents, 
canteen service at cost, games, reading 
and writing. Hostess in charge. 

South Shore Service Club, Nantasket 
Beach, Allerton Station, Hull. Swim- 
ming, boating, dancing. Rooms 35 cents. 
Canteen service at moderate cost. 
Nantasket boat to Pemberton, change 
for train to Allerton Station. By train 
from South Station. Open to Sep- 
tember 15, 1918. Conducted by the 
W. C. C. S. and the Special Aid Society 
for American Preparedness. 

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Chapel in the Boston Navy Yard Where Services are Held. 

Mass : First Friday 8.00 a.m. 

Confessions are heard by Catho- 
lic Chaplain in the Navy Yard 
Chapel, every Saturday afternoon 
from 5 to 6 P. M., and evening 
from 7 to 9 P. M., also on the eve 
of every first Friday from 5 to 6 P. 
M., and from 7 to 9 P. M. 

Protestant Services 

Every Sunday 9.30 a.m. 
Thanksgiving Day 9.30 a.m. 
Christmas Day 9.30 a.m. 

Catholic Services 

Mass: Every Sunday 10.30 a.m. 
" Thanksgiving 10.30 a.m. 
" Christmas 8.00 and 10.30 am. 


Sir: I have just finished reading 
in your issue of April 20th an article 
on Feminine Achievement: and 
note that the statistics of college 
women show that only 39 per cent 
of them marry, the inference given 
being that college education lessens 
either the desire or the desirability 
of women for marriage. I think 
you have got the cart before the 
horse. Eighteen is the age at which 
most girls enter college, and at 
eighteen most girls know whether 
the chief end and aim of their 

existence is the admiration of the 
other sex. If it is they don't 
as a rule go to college unless firmly 
impelled by parent or guardian. 

Only 39 per cent of college girls 
marry, not because education has 
that effect but because the girl who 
elects to take a college course, puts 
the things the college stands for 
before the attentions of the male 
sex. Those same girls who elected 
to go to college — given congenial 
work — would have shown the same 
percentage of marriage had they 
never gone to college. 

See page 59 for Christmas Message of 

William Cardinal O'Connell, 

Archbishop of Boston 


Cathedral, Washington and Union Park 

Sts. Hours of service 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 

11.30 a. m. 
St. Cecelia's, Belvidere St., Boston, Mass. 

Hours of service 6, 7, 9, 10, 11.30 a. m. 
Immaculate Conception, Harrison Ave. 

and Concord St. Hours of service 

5.30, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.30, 11.30 a. m. 
Mission Church, 1545 Tremont St., Rox- 

bury. Hours of service 5.30, 7, 8, 9, 10, 

11.30 a. m. 
St. Joseph's, Circuit St., Roxbury. Hours 

of service 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.30 a. m. 
St. James, Harrison Ave. near Kneeland 

St. Hours of service 3.30, 6, 7.30, 9.30, 

10, 11.45 a. m. 
St. Mary's, Endicott St., Boston, Mass. 

Hours of service, 5.15, 6, 7.30, 9.30, 

10, 11.30 a. m. 
St. Joseph's, Chamber St., Boston, Mass. 

Hours of service, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11.30 a. m. 
St. Peter and Paul, W. Broadway, South 

Boston, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.30 a. m. 
St. Vincent, 3rd and E Sts., South Boston. 

Hours of service, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.30 a.m. 
St. Augustine, Dorchester St., South Bos- 
ton. Hours of service 6, 7.30, 9, 9.45, 

10, 11.15, 11.30 a. m. 
Gate of Heaven, 4th and I Sts., South 

Boston. Hours of service 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 

10.30 a. m. 
St. Margaret's, 800 Columbia Road, Dor- 
chester. Hours of service, 7. 8, 9, 

11.30 a. m. 
St. Peter's, Eaton Sq., Dorchester. Hours 

of service, 6.30, 7.30, 9, 10, 11.30 a. m. 
St. Mary's, Monument Sq., Charlestown. 

Hours of service, 7, 8, 9, 11.30 a. m. 
St. Catherine's, Vine St., Charlestown. 

Hours of service, 7, 8, 9, 11.30 a. m. 
Holy Redeemer, Maverick St. andHavre 

Sts., East Boston. Hours of service, 7, 

9, 10.15, 11.30 a. m. 

Our Lady of Assumption, Summer St., 
East Boston. Hours of service 7, 8.30, 

10, 11.30 a. m. 

St. Joseph's, 26 Breed St., East Boston. 

Hours of service, 7.30, 9.30, 11.30 a. m. 
St. John's, Winthrop. Hours of service 

7, 8, 9, 11.30 a. m. 
St. Anne's, Waveland, Hull, Mass. Hours 

of service 7, 9, 10.15 a. m. 
t. Rose, Broadway, Chelsea, Mass. 

Hours of service, 6, 8, 9.15, 10.15, 

11.30 a. m. 

N. B. The usual hours for confession in 
all the above Churches are from 3.30 p. m. 
until 6 p. m. and from 7.30 p. m. until 
9.30 p. m. on Saturdays. 


Announcement has been made of the 
engagement of Chief Yeoman Mary E. 
Sullivan, to First-Class Ph. M., John F. 
Kelley at present attached to the Phar- 
macist Mate School in Virginia. 

Miss Sullivan enlisted in the Reserve 
Force at the outbreak of the war, and has 
been attached to the Hull Division sine* 
August, 1917. 



How Canada Handles Her Disabled Soldiers 

With the approach of peace the prob- 
lems of reconstruction are looming large, 
and especially those connectee with the 
returning soldier who can not work at his 
old occupation. Our neighbor, Canada, 
has been dealing successfully with this 
problem for three years and more, and 
her experience will be valuable to us, all 
the more because conditions in hercase 
approximate our own much more nearly 
than any of those met in European 
countries. An account of Canada's in- 
dustrial reeducation system is contributed 
by C. Norman Senior to Industrial Canada 
(September). Mr. Senior tells particu- 
larly of the co-operation of manufacturers 
and of the survey of industrial plants made 
to find wider opportunities to train disabled 
men with the least inconvenience to 
employers. Says Mr. Senior' 

"About 45,000 casualties have been re- 
turned to Canada. A special staff of 
interviewers is maintained by the Re- 
establishment Department for the purpose 
of interviewing every one of these to 
ascertain whether or not his injuriesor 
condition of health are such as to prevent 
him from returning to the occupation at 
which he earned his living prior to enlist- 
ment. The proportion of such cases has 
maintained a fairly constant average of 
about 10 per cent. An order in Council 
provides that all who are so disabled by 
their war-injuries as to be unable to re- 
sume their prewar vocations are entitled 
to be trained for new occupations. The 
training is given at public expense, while 
the man and his family are maintained 
through an established scale of pay and 
allowances, based approximately on mili- 
tary pay and allowances and the Patriotic 
Fund allowance. 

"At the latest compilation of statistics 
(August 1) 5,045 disabled men had been 
approved for specific courses of industrial 
reeducation. . . . When the original 
interviewer repo-is on the probable ne- 
cessity of training, a medical officer sees 
the man in question and confirms the 
report from the strictly physical stand- 
point. This being done, the veteran is 
brought before what is known as a Dis- 
abled Soldiers' Training Board for the 
purpose of recommending a suitable new 
occupation for which he should be trained. 

"The members of the Board act as ad- 
visers to the soldier. It is the business 
of the Vocational Officer to bring to the 
conference information as to the possi- 
bilities for training. The medical officer 
states whether or not the man's injuries 
are such as to interfere with the move- 
ments necessary to do given work. The 
business man is asked to advise as to 

whether or not there is likely to be per- 
manency of employment at decent wages 
in any occupations that come under dis- 
cussion. If further information is desired 
the Board sometimes adjourns until that 
information is obtained. Every effort 
is made to establish confidential, friendly 
relations with the disabled man and to 
show him that the Board has his interest 
at heart. Owing to the cost of a course of 
reeducation, great emphasis is laid on the 
making of a wise selection in the first 
instance; a little extra cost at the outset 
being more than compensated for by 
reduction of the number of false starts 
which might be made if men were care- 
lessly trained for occupations at which 
they could not make good. A false start 
is also verv discouraging to the man him- 

It was taken as axiomatic from the 
outset, we are told, that men should be 
trained fairly near their homes, a policy 
necessary in any country of wide extent. 
Existing technical schools, engineering 
departments of universities, and other 
centers of training were utilized and their 
facilities made available for the Depart 
ment's needs. It was found, however, 
that only about twenty or twenty five 
companions could be taught in schools, 
and to do this efficiently large centers had 
to be established in half a dozen different 
places at great cost. To quote further: 

"The psychology of the disabled man, 
very often well advanced in years, did not 
respond readily to school methods, of 
instruction. Some variation was found 
necessary. It was finally decided that 
employers should be approached with a 
view to having men trained under actual 
shop conditions. A policy along these 
lines has been adopted and put into exe- 
cution with great success. Manufac- 
turers and employers generally have 
shown splendid willingness to co-operate 
in assisting the Department to conserve 
the country's labor resources. 

"Systematic methods have been fol- 
lowed in the Department in order to give 
every man as wide a choice as possible 
and in order to occasion employers the 
least possible inconvenience. An indus- 
trial survey service was organized for the 
purpose of finding out and listing the 
occupations which could be performed by 
men having specific partial disabilities. 
. . . In a given shop it might be found 
that six men stand up and five men re- 
main seated while operating machines, 
seven men walk about, eight men work 
at benches either standing, or seated. The 
surveyor will note whether the shop is 
noisy, whether the air is good, in respect 
of each kind of work whether good eye- 
sight is required, whether the tools or 

materials which have to be used are heavy 
or otherwise. These and numerous other 
details when tabulated op;>osite the name 
of the occupation under the heading of the 
firm name give the vocational officer the 
opportunity of judging whether or not 
certain men having specific disabilities 
could be trained for each individual 

"It is especially" in the industrial re- 
education that manufacturers are inter- 
ested and their c-operation is 
required. The value of this important 
work of conservation has become at 
apparentto employers who have had the 
case properly laid before them. Some few 
instances of exploiting the labor of men 
who are supposed to be receiving training 
have occurred, but such men have in- 
stantly been withdrawn from the factory 
in question and no further assistance in 
that direction has been sought. On the 
other hand, the Department takes great 
pains to recommend the right man for the 
right job in its training work, and there 
have been very few instances of malinger- 
ing. Inasmuch as the man is on pay and 
allowances from the Department he can 
easily be penalized for such conduct, and 
the Vocational Officers have power to do 

"As mentioned before, courses have been 
approved for 5,045 men, and of these 
1,990 are at present receiving their train- 
ing. On August 1 the number of men 
who had received their training and gone 
into employment was 1,081. 

"Fewer than 5 percent of the men in 
Canada who have been offered courses 
of training have refused them, and in some 
cases this was because they were able to 
go into a line of work for which they did 
not require training. A few over 
hundred have begun courses of tiaining 
and left them before the course was 
completed. Of these there were also 
some who found they were able to take 
employment in other lines without the 
training to which they were entitled. ' 

— Literary Digest 
* * * 


Our greatest English author. 

Acknowledges it. 

Didn't believe in anything before war. 

Wrote a book about it. 

Became a religious convert during war. 

Wrote a book about 

Became disgusted with religion. 

Wrote a book about it. 

Became converted again. 

Wrote a book about it. 

Became disgusted again. 

Wrote a book about it. 

Don't know what he believes now. 

Is writing a book about it. 

Hopes to believe something in the future 

Is going to write a book about 

Bv Harvey Peake 



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Soldiers' Club, West St. Tel. 
Ayer 274. 


851 Little Bldg. Phone Beach 70. 


Nat. Defenders' Club, cor. College 
& So. Champlain Sts. 


509 Sun Bldg. Merrimack Sq. 
Phone Lowell 5007. 


142 North Main St. 


13 Municipal Bldg. 181 State St. 
Phone 689. 

7. NEWPORT, R. I. 

Room 21, Daily News Bldg. Phone 
Newport 2006. 


415 Congress Street. Phone 6833. 


Room 20, N. H. National Bank 
Bldg. Tel. Ports. 1316. 


261 Benefit St. Phone Angell 2541 


Rotary Club office, Hotel Bancroft. 
National Headquarters, 1 Madison Ave., 
New York 


Army Headquarters, Northeastern Dept., 

25 Huntington Ave., Back Bay. 
Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., 36 miles from 

Boston. 1 hour 20 minutes. Fare 

$1.17 one way. 
Legal Advice, Legal Aid Society, 39 Court 

St. Free. 
Mending, Women's Educational and 

Industrial Union, 264 Boylston St. 

moderate charges. 

"Too bad, Flanagan" 

Navy Headquarters, Little Building, cor- 
ner Boylston and Tremont St. 

Portsmouth, N. H., 57 miles from Boston, 
fare $1.85 one way. 

Red Cross, Boston Metropolitan Chapter, 
142 Berkeley St., Back Bay. Also a 
Red Cross Cottage on Boston Common. 

War Risk Bureau, Northeastern Dept., 
25 Huntington Ave., Back Bay near 
Boston Public Library. 

Yeowomen. Recreation center at the 
Perry School. East 7th St. near O St., 
City Point. Take City Point car. 
Thursdays 3 to 10. Tennis, swimming, 
dancing, games. 


Curtis Hall Pool, Centre St., Jamaica 
Plain. Can accommodate 200 at one 
time. Take Jamaica Plain car. 

Cabot Street Swimming Pool, 203 Cabot 
St., near Roxbury Crossing. Can ac- 
commodate 200 at one time. Take 
Roxbury Crossing car and get off at 
Ruggles St. 

Brookline Bath House and Swimming 
Pool, adjoining Brookline Hills Station, 
B. & A. Railroad, 11 minutes from South 
Statidn, or 8 minutes from Trinity Place 
Station on Dartmouth St. Back Bay. 
By trolley from Park St. to Cypress St. 
Brookline. Summer schedule. Mon- 
day, Tuesday, Thursday 2 to 4.30. 
Wednesday and Saturday 9 to 12 a. m. 
Also Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 
5 to 8 p. m. Soldiers and sailors in uni- 
form admitted free. 

L Street Bath, Strandway, South Boston. 
Open air; salt water; hand ball court. 
Open 6 a. m. to 6 p. m. after September 
15th. Ocean bathing to Sept. 15. 8 a. m. 
to 9 p. m. Free to enlisted men. City 
Point car to L Street. 

North Bennet Street Gymnasium, North 
Bennet Street, North End. Accom- 
modates 200. 

Tyler St. Gymnasium, Tyler St., corner 
Oak St. South End. The gymnasium 
has a stage for presentation of theatri- 
cal entertainments. Take Washing- 
ton St. car and get off at Oak St. 

Harrison Avenue Gymnasium, 642 Harri- 
son Ave. Accommodates 100. Take 
Washington St. car and get off at Ded- 
ham St. 

D Street Gymnasium, situated at Com- 
monwealth Flats. Accommodates 300. 
Take Broadway, South Boston car and 
get off at D Street. 

Columbia Road Gymnasium, Columbia 
Road and Bird St. Hand ball courts 
and basket ball courts. Accommo- 
dates 250. Take Ashmont and Milton 
car, or Neponset car and get off at 
Upham's Corner, or take Franklin 
Park car and get off at Bird St. 

Curtis Hall Gymnasium, Centre St., Ja- 
maica Plain. Accommodates 350. Ja- 
maica Plain car. 

Cabot Street Gymnasium, 203 Cabot 
Street, Roxbury. Basket ball and hand 
ball courts. Accommodates 200. Rox- 
bury Crossing car to Ruggles St. 

Vine St. Gymnasium, Vine and Dudley 
Sts., Roxbury. Accommodates 200. 
Take Blue Hill Avenue car, or Dudley 
St. car and get off at Vine St. 

Charlestown Gymnasium, corner Bunker 
Hill and Lexington Sts. Accommodates 
150. Take Bunker Hill car to Bunker 
Hill St. 

Baseball — Braves Field, National League 
Baseball. See daily papers for games. 
Any Commonwealth Ave. car. Fenway 
Park, American League Baseball. See 
daily papers for games. Subway to 
Kenmore Station. 


Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 
Boylston St., corner of the Fenway. 
Open daily, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.; Satur- 
days, 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. 

State Library, in State House, Beacon St., 
at the head of Park St. 

National History Museum Library, Boyl- 
ston St. corner Berkeley St. 
' Social Law Library, in the Court House, 
Court Square. 

Boston Public Library — Copley Sq. Most 
important public library in the world. 
Abbey, Sargent and Pubis de Chavannes 
mural paintings. 9 a. m. to 10 p. m. 
Sundays 12 to 10. (June 15 to Sept. 
15, 9 to 9.' Sundays 12 to 9.) Park 
St. subway. Any Boylston St. or 
Huntington Ave. car. 

Museum of Fine Arts, Huntington Ave. 
and Fenway. Open every day in the 
year excepting July 4, Thanksgiving 
and Christmas. Week days 9 to 5. 
Nov. 1 to March 1, 9 to 4. Sundays 1 
to 6. Admission 25 cents. Free on 
Saturdays. Sundays and public holidays. 

State House, Beacon St. head of Park St. 
Many historical paintings and mura 
decorations. 1 

fitter I fNe^p flow T-s 

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Group B 

Other organizations where soldiers and 
sailors are cordially welcome. 

Y. M. C. A.. 316 Huntington Avenue. 
Gymnasium, hilliards, bowling alleys, 
swimming pool, shower baths, library, 
writing facilities, educational privi- 
leges, lounge, lodgings, restaurant, spa, 
barber shop, lavatories, and Hostess 
Room. Huntington Ave. car. 

Y. M. C. Union, 48 B >ylston St. Gymna- 
sium, shower baths, billiards, pool, 
bowling, library, reading room, and 
writing facilities, evening classes, and 

Boston Y. M. H. A. Club Rooms, Seaver 
St., corner of Humboldt Avenue, Rox- 
bury; open to men in uniform. Read- 
ing, writing, lounging and pool rooms, 
socials and dances. 

The Catholic Union, 1682 Washington St. 
Reading and writing rooms and loung- 
ing facilities; pool, billiards. 

King's Chapel House, 102 Chestnut St. 
Open 4 p. m. to 10 p. m. 

Sailors' Haven, 46 Water St., Charles- 
town. Open every day, 8 a. m. to 10 
p. m. Monday nights, boxing; Thursday 
nights, concert; Saturday afternoons, 
dancing class; Saturday nights, dance; 
Sunday nights, social with music. Re- 
freshments every afternoon 4 p. m. to 
6 p. m. Basket ball, shower baths. 

People's Palace Hotel, Salvation Army, 
1522 Washington St. near Northamp- 
ton St. 287 absolutely clean rooms. 

Swimming pool free 5 to 9 p. m. Hot 
and cold baths, reading room. 30 
cents up t nts nightly. $1.85 

to $3.59 weekly. Special rates to en- 
listed men. 
Hotel Vernon, 87 Vernon St., Roxbury. 
Car to Dudley St. Rooms 59 cents. 
Shower baths. 


They can be met at the train or boat by a 
Traveler's Aid Agent and given any as- 
sistance needed free of charge. These 
agents have desks at stations, and can 
be distinguished by their blue enameled 
shield with gold lettering. 

They can find suitable lodgings at reason- 
able prices by calling at or telephoning 
to the Room Registry of the Women's 
Educational and Industrial Union, 264 
Boylston St. ; telephone. Back Bay 2 

Red Cross, Boston Metropolitan Chapter, 
142 Berkeley St., Back Bay. Also 
a Red Cross Cottage on Boston Com- 

Franklin Square House, 11 East Xewton 
St. corner Washington near Dover St. 
elevated station. Rates 75 cent- 
$2.09 per night per person; with two 
in one room 50 cents to $1.75 per person. 

Sundays, holidays and late evenings in- 
quire at Boston Students' Union, 81 
St. Stephen St. Telephone, Back Bay 
4307. South End House Room Regis- 
try, 171 West Brookline St. Tele- 
phone, Back Bay 6966. 

Boston Young Women's Christian Asso- 
ciation. Directory — 40 Berkeley St. 

Tel. Bear. Boarding H 

Room Registry, Cafeteria, E 
ment and Business Agency, Gymna- 
sium. 68 Warrenton St. Tel. K- 
4946. Boarding home, Cafeteria. 
Beacon St. 

Haymarket 4576. Cafeteria, Trans 
Rooms, Rest and Reading Ro' 
H etesf R ton m St. ' 

Beach 12^. Attractive rooms for use 
of women friends of enlisted men. 
kinds of service rendered. 


Boston to Cambridge, Park St. subwa 
Tunnel to Harvard Square, 8 minutes. 
From North Station take surface car 
•l Elevated Station to Harvard 
Square, 25 minutes. Note — The 
Radio School and the Ensign School are 
located in Harvard University Buildings. 
For information about Cambridge in- 
quire at Hostess House. 

Hostess House. U. S. N. R. Radio School , 
Cambridge, in the Phillips Br 
Souse, Harvard Yard, phone C 
bridge 5031. Hours 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. 
Sunday 3 to 6 p. m. Center for Com- 
munity Hospitality to Radio men 
their families. Chairman of Com- 
mittee: Mrs. Reginald Daly. Inc 
about dancing lessons, and regular 

Y. M. C. A., Cambridge, 820 Mass. Ave. 
Enlisted men in uniform accorded 
even,- privilege enjoyed by members. 
Swimming pool, shower baths, games, 
rifle range, etc. 

How's Camp Hingham? 

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Liberty Tree — Washington St., opposite 
Boylston St. Tablet on building marks 
site of the famous old Liberty Tree, 
planted in 1646 and cut down by the 
British in 1775. Stamp Act meetings 
were held here and Tory leaders hung 
in effigy. 

Massachusetts Hall — Harvard Yard, 
Cambridge. Built 1720. Oldest univer- 
building. Judge Joseph Storey 
roomed here when a student. 

Old North Church— See Christ Church. 

"Old Ship"— Main St.. Hingham. Built 
1681. Oldest church in United States 
now used as a place of worship. 

Old South Meeting House — Washington 
and Milk Sts. Society formed 1669. 
Present house built 1729. Here the men 
of the town gathered to protest against 
forcing Massachusetts citizens into the 
British navy, to demand withdrawal of 
British troops, and to decide the fate of 
the hated tea. Here were commemo- 
rated, 1771-1775, anniversaries of the 
Boston Massacre, with orations by 
Lovell, Hancock, Church and Warren. 
Used by the British as a riding school dur- 
ing the siege of Boston. Restored and 
used for church services until 1872. In 
1876 over $400,000 was raised to keep 
the building from destruction. Lec- 
tures on historical subjects are fre- 
quently held here. Large collection of 
historical relics. Open week days, ex- 
cept Saturdays, 9 to 5: Saturdays 9 to 
4. Admission 25 cents. 

Old State House — Washington St., head 
of State St. Here the first Town House 
was built 1657, in the earliest market- 
place of Boston. Burned in 1711. 
it was rebuilt in 1712. Again burned in 
1747, the present structure was built 
in 1748, the walls of the former building 
being utilized. Here met Colonial 
courts and legislatures, the town and 
city governments and the General 
Court of the Commonwealth. John 
Hancock was here inaugurated first 
governor of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts in 1780. In front of it 
occurred the burning of stamp clear- 
ances and the Boston Massacre. Here 
were the whipping-post and the stocks. 
Used as City Hall, 1813 to 1840. Build- 
ing restored in 1882. Bostonian So- 
ciety collection of relics. Mav 1 to 
v. 1, 9 to 4.30. X:v. 1 to "Mav 1. 
9 to 4. Saturdays (June 1 to Oct. 1) 9 
to 1. Free. 

Paul Revere House — 19 and 21 North Sq. 
Built 1660. Restored 1908. Home of 
Paul Revere, 1770-1800. Open week 
days 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Fee, 25 cents. 

Plymouth — Among points of interest are 
Plymouth Rock, Pilgrim Hall, Burial 
Hill, National Monument to the Fore- 
fathers. Historic Houses and Tablets. 
38 miles. 

Salem — Among points of interest are 
Essex Institute, Marine Museum, House 
of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne's Birth. 

place, Roger William's or Witch House 
16 miles. 

State House — Beacon, head of Park St. 
Hill on which State House stands was 
originally called Treamount, later 
changed to Sentry Hill when used as a 
lookout, and after the erection of the 
Beacon in 1635 received the name of 
Beacon Hill. Cornerstone of Bulfinch 
front laid Julv 4, 1795. Extension 
built 1889 at a cost of about * 1,000,000. 
Construction of East and West wings 
began in June, 1914. Statuary, historic 
paintings, battleflags, war relics. House 
of Representatives contains celebrated 
Codfish emblem. Gilded dome, lighted 
at night by 498 electric lights; 9 to 
5. Saturdays, 9 to 12. Free. 

Washington Elm — Garden St., Cambridge. 
Under this tree Washington took com- 
mand of the American Armv, Julv 3, 

Old Granary Burying Ground — Tremont 
St., between Beacon and Park. Here 
lie most of the personages of historic 
Boston: seven early governors — Bel- 
lingham, Dummer, Hancock, Adams, 
Bowdoin, Eustis, Sumner; also Peter 
Faneuil, Paul Revere, the parents of 
Benjamin Franklin, the victims of|the 
Boston Massacre, Robert Treat Paine, 
signer of the Declaration; John Phil- 
lips, first mayor pf Boston, and many 
others. So called from town granary 
on site of Park Street Church. 

* * * 



What Started Discussion and Inside Facts 

of Final Choice of Name for Our 

Fighters Overseas 

You have wondered how it started. 
This is how: 

Aboard a Yankee troopship, three days 
out, Major-General William L. Sibert 
posted the following notice: 

The English soldier is called "Tow 
the French soldier is called "Poilu." We 
would like suggestions for a fitting name for 
the American soldier. 

Immediately every doughboy on the 
ship got busy. 

Heywood Broun tells of the result in the 
Red Cross Magazine: 

"Suggestions came fast enough, but 
thev were scattering. Some of the names, 
such as 'Gringo,' evidently originated along 
the Mexican border. Others seemed pure 
inventions — for instance, 'Red Avengers.' 
'Sammy' was not mentioned, and only one 
man in the whole division took the trouble 
to suggest 'doughboy.' The men were 
using this word as a matter of course and 
never thought of it as a nickname. 

• Nothing on the list of suggestions ap- 
pealed to the general or his staff, and they 
decided to let the French name the Ameri- 
cans. The first company had just swung 
into step up one of the main streets of the 
landing port when an excited Frenchman 
cried, 'Vive les Teddies!' 

"The French public seized upon the 
name eagerly, and it was as 'Teddies' that 
the troops were hailed when they marched 
in Paris on the Fourth of July.' But be- 
fore the name was well established General 
Pershing told some of the newspaper men 
that he didn't think it quite suited the 
need. He suggested that they think up 
something on their own account, and Henri 
Bazin, of the Philadelphia Public Ledger 
asked, 'How about Sammies, from Uncle 

"The general thought that it might do, 
and the combined press forces of America 
undertook to put this name over to the 
American people. It occurred again and 
again in almost every story sent from 
France to America; but suddenly the 
war correspondents found that, in spite 
of the vast publicity machinery which they 
controlled, the word was not holding up. 
matter what the rest of the world 
did the soldiers would have none of this 
name. Somehow they all felt that it had 
a curious belittling sound. There v. 
nothing virile to Sammy, as there was to 

"One officer explained that he didn't 
like the word because. Vest Point 

mess, the slang for molasses wa 
He had been out of the academy for 
years, but, he declared, even yet the word 
gave him a sticky- feeling! 

*'A":l:r. I ^ughboy' went on. The 

newspaper men were fa mil ia r with tl 
nickname, but it was : late in the 

summer that they began to realize its 
availabilitv for copy. There was the 
handicap that 'doughboy' appbed only 
to the infantryman, I ^ time the 

name seemed to have been adopted as 
applving to all American fighting men. 

•Finally, on August 14, 1918, 
armv's chief of staff, General Peyton C. 
March, semi-officially sanctioned "'- 
and threw " Sammy' into the discard." 

* * * 
Smith {reading newspaper alci. 
"Ship torpedoed. Lifeboats not shelled. 
Well, it's about time those Boches be- 
came civilized. 

Pvt. Jones— Civilized nothing! That 

means thev are short of shells. 
— By Pvt. Henry J. Contreras, &Uh Bel- 
loon Co., Arcadia, Col. 
* * * 
When you break into your last dc 
When you discover 

Wh: " .' hurt a 

bit now." 

When you arrive to see the last train 

When you realize that you have for- 
gotten the 

When you rise to dust your knee after 
her refusaL 

When you hear the rain and the alarm 
clock together. 

When you look at the taximeter. 
When you tread on your hostess' tram. 
—By P*. John D. ilcMaste* 
-YaraJ Station, Miami, I 



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He thus expressed the 
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It is always very interesting to 
know about the old and tried em- 
ployees of any Corporation or Firm. 

Mr. P. F. Walsh is an old and 
tried employe of the Boston Navy 

At first it was thought when 
women came into the service where 
women had never been employed 
before, that it would cause friction 
This is not so in the Boston Navy- 
Yard and all because of the atti- 
tude of The Chief Clerk of the Yard. 
It is his example that all the clerks 
follow. Being a very much loved 
man with his fellow employes, 
he merely has to make a suggestion 
to have it followed. 

Mr. Walsh's suggestion has al- 
ways been "Give the girls a show" 
However, it must be said of the 
other fellow clerks of P. F. Walsh 
that they all did their best to make 
things pleasant for the women yeo- 
men, and it is with a great feeling 
of gratitude and a great many new 
friendships that the women yeo- 
men will leave the service when the 
time comes for them to return to 
their positions in civil life. Many 
of the women yeomen are anxious 
to stay. A great many already 
have put in requests to be relieved 
from active service in order that 
they may take up their civilian work, 
for like the men most of the girls 
left good positions in civil life to 
serve "Uncle Sam" for the duration 
of the war. 


The editor's own experience has 
been very pleasant while working in 
the Boston Navy Yard, in many 
lines of work, and a personal knowl- 
edge of Mr. Walsh (having worked 
alongside of him for many months) 
gives reason for an expression of 
joy at having met a man so broad 
in his views and so well informed 

on any and every subject. 

* * * 


I am requested by the Women 
Yeomen of the Boston Navy Yard 
who participated in the grand march 
at the Ball given by the Marine 
Electrical Workers, to express their 
appreciation of the kindly interest 
manifested by the workers in their 

The Women Yeomen are proud 
to have contributed in some degree, 
toward the success of a party con- 
ducted by such loyal, patriotic men, 
and wish it to be understood that 
they aim to co-operate with the 
men of the Boston Navy Yard 
whenever their services may be 
considered desirable. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 

* * * 

You've sent your Christmas con- 
tribution to the Red Cross, of course, 
you've subscribed to the seven 
recreational organizations that work 
overseas; you've not forgotten the 
Fatherless Children of France or the 
Belgian Babies; you've given 
records to the Phonograph Records 
Recruiting Corps, and books to 
the Library Association, and field- 
glasses to the Navy, and warm 
clothes to far-away refugees in 
devastated France. In fact, you've 
remembered all the new brave 
causes, the new pitiful sufferers. 

The Poor that Are Always Here 

It may be that you've forgotten 
the little Christmas things you used 
to do before the War. Have you 
thought of the-poor-ye-have-al-ways 
with-you that the Charity Organi- 
zation looks after year by year, the 
patient-faced old people in the 
Homes; the little white hospital 
beds — row on row — that are filled 


by the sick for whom nobody sub- 
scribes because they're just civilians 
and none too brave about their 
sorrows — no braver than you? 

Don't you remember the turkeys 
that used to go into the white bas- 
kets laid out on the big kitchen 
table when you were just able to 
reach them by standing on your tip- 
toes? Don't you remember how 
cook let you help pack them, es- 
pecially the one for the little lame 
cobbler who swore — and lived all 
alone? And Janie whose father 
drank— there was a basket for her, 
too, with your own Victoria Mary 
that you'd cried over, shutting her 
blue eyes obediently in the upper 
left-hand corner. 

Don't you remember the ride 
through the white Christmas Eve- 
real sleigh-bells ajingle— and the 
light that streamed out of the cob- 
bler's wee cottage? And Janie, 
afraid to believe, with her face in 
Victoria Mary's curls ? 

Don't do all your Christmas giving 
this year for the new brave— the 
new poor— the new sorrowful . And 
don't do it all in bills, through a 
Committee. The turkey-in-the- 
basket days were happiest because 
you gave more than monev. You 
gave time, and thought, and smiles, 
and Victoria Mary, and— yes, the 
best of it— you didn't dance on 
Christmas Eve. You went with 
the baskets in the sleigh. 
Two Thousand White Decembers 

After all — isn't it so? — the most 
wonderful thing about the Wonder- 
ful Babe whose birthday we've kept 
so strangely— so selfishly— through 
all these two thousand white Decem- 
bers — the most wonderful thing 
about Him was that He didn't send 
-He came to us Him- 
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What happiness 'will the bells of Christmas bring to the hearts of all 
our dear bovs of the Navy this year! What a wonderful new meaning that 
sacred festival will embody! For four long weary years the bells rang,- out 
but our heavy hearts could respond but feebly to their carillon, for suffer- 
ing and death were stalking over the snow-clad earth and there was weep- 
ing and sadness in every home. 

The little Babe of Bethlehem lay on His pallet of straw and looked up 
with a smile of tender pity on those who gathered about His crib. "Peace 
on earth" again the angels sang, but we knew it was a prayer, not a saluta r 

But at last that prayer has been answered. America has been the 
messenger of God, and the courage of her boys on sea and land has delivered 
the world out of conflict into peace? 

This Christmas the Infant Christ looks out upon a different world, and 
His little hands are lifted up to bless America's gallant boys who have 
helped Him to end all war and to bring once more to all the earth joy and 

May that divine blessing rest upon our noble Navy — its officers and 
men, and may this Christmas be the happiest they have ever known. 

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"First impressions are always lasting," said a wise man once: and 
after this little statement it is truly quite fitting to add that the Main 
Gate Orderlies of this Yard are recognized as being one of the finest ap- 
pearing "Bunch" in the Yard. 

There are 65 men in all. Fifty of these are on at a time, 
in four shifts and are rated Seaman 2nd Class. 

Thev work 

While their duties are not varied, they are important, for to escort 
a party about the Yard means that you are absolutely responsible for him 
or her. What is more to keep him or her "covered" and at the same time 
be pleasant, calls for diplomacy. 

Henry Lee of the Higginson family is in charge of the men. 

Just to prove that the Main Gate is a lively centre, I add that there 
are over 20,000 people passing through it a day. 



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Office of the Commandant 

20 November 18. 
Special Order No. 135. 
Subject: Payment of Yard Mechanics 
and Laborers. 

1. Hereafter heads of departments will 
direct all employees in their respective 
departments to be present in their shops 
at the time designated for payment on 
pay-days. No payments will be made to 
Yard employees on pay-days excepting 

[ in the shops at the hours designated, and 
in the pay office to discharged men and to 
men who bring a certificate from their 
respective foremen that they were unable 
to be present in their shops at the hour 
appointed for payment, and cannot con- 
veniently or without loss to the Govern- 
ment wait to be paid in Building 36 on the 
following working day. Foremen are 
instructed to issue these certificates only 
after careful investigation. 

2. Employees, with the exceptions 
mentioned in paragraph 1, who do not 
draw their pay at designated places on 
pay-days will be paid in the south end of 

Building 36 between the hour of 12 and 
12.40 P.M. on the working day following 
each regular pay-day. 

3. All .employees who are not paid in 
their shops at the designated hours should 
have their signatures to pay receipts at- 
tested by their respective foremen. Xo 
payments will be made to such employees 
unless their signatures are thus attested. 

4. On days other than pay-days and 
the day immediately following each pay- 
day, payments will be made, excepting in 
the cases of discharged men, onlv between 
the hour of 12 noon and 12.40 P.M. 

5. Foremen and leading men shall be 
present in their respective shops at the 
times and places fixed for payment to 
identify men as they present their pay- 
tickets and thej' shall require^ each man 
to call aloud his name and number as he 
presents his pay-ticket. 

6. All employees should sign their pay 
receipts in pen and ink. 

7. Foremen and leading men will see 
that the men working under them are fully 
instructed in accordance with this order. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 

Office of the Commandant 

21 November 18. 

Special Order No. 136. 

Subject: Telephonic and Telegraphic 
Communications with Navy De- 

Reference: Commandant of First Naval 
District's Circular Letter No. 155. 

1. Hereafter all officers, including 
Heads of Departments, desiring to com- 
municate, officially, by long distance tele- 
phone with any bureau of the Navy De- 
partment, will inform the Commandant 
of the object of the call and obtain his 

2. When an officer is called by long 
distance telephone by an officer of any 
bureau of the Navy Department, he will 
only discuss the subjects presented by the 
Washington official. 

3. No official telegrams will be sent 
to any bureau of the Navy Department 
without the approval of the Commandant. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant. 

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Office of the Commandant 

18 November 18. 
Special Order No. 132. 

Subject: Successful activities of Y. M. 

C. A. within Boston Navy Yard. 

1. The following report of Y. M. C. A. 
Hut activities has just been received 
through Lieut. J. D. McNair, U. S. N., 
Chaplain, Boston Navy Yard, and is 
published for the information of all con- 
cerned: — 

"Y. M. C. A. 
Boston Navy Yard, 
1 November 18. 



Attendance: October September 

For month 29,600 19,500 

Daily Average 955 740 

At classes (102 sessions) 942 115 

At lectures (one only ; others sus- 
pended owing to epidemic) 237 690 
Religious Meetings and classes 748 991 
Moving Pictures (suspended 

also owing to epidemic) .... 2,475 

October September 

Letters Written: 22,900 17.500 

Athletics: Participant:™ 6345 4,604 


Money Orders sold $2,067.90 S486 

Money Orders cashed ..„ $1,243 $2,064 

Money banked by men $730 $476 

Educational Classes at Boston Navy Yard 
7. M. C. A. Hnt 

Subject Sessions Number 

Algebra 4 18 

Arithmetic „ 8 41 

Current Events 3 34 

Educational Lectures 237 

Duties Supply Officer Afloat 2 14 

French 10 124 

Gas Engines 6 86 

Mechanical Drawing 6 32 

Office Practice 4 24 

Penmanship 5 33 

Radio and Blinkers .20 102 

Shorthand 8 42 

Trigonometry 10 102 

Typewriting 16 390 

102 1279 

The worth of an undertaking can rarely be 
properly estimated by statistics; but in relation to 
the matters reported herewith they offer unmis- 

takable evidence of the increasing use and apprecia- 
tion of the Y. M. C. A. Hut in the Boston Nary 

Building Secretary " 

2. The Building Secretary, Mr. R. H. 
Pierce, and those associated with him, are 
to be congratulated on the splendid suc- 
cess of their work, which is very much 
appreciated by the Commandant, Officers 
and enlisted men of the Navy Yard and 

visiting ships. 

W. R. RUSH, 

Captain, Commandant. 

Office of the Commandant 

19 November 18. 
Special Order No. 134. 
Subject: Use of Y. M. C. A. Hut, Boston 
Navy Yard. 

1. Beginning December first next, and 
at the request of the War Work Council, 
Y. M. C. A., the hut in the Navy Yard will 
be opened to the use of the employees of 
the Yard during the meal hour. 

W. R. RUSH, 
Captain, Commandant 

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Perhaps the Most Successful Ball ever given was at the Copley Plaza 
Hotel, November 15th, 1918, by the crew of the Mount Vernon. 

We all know about the Officers and Men of the Mount Vernon, and we 
are all proud of them. The music was good, the boys were good, and the 
party was largely attended by pretty girls. What more could we say for 
the success of any party ? 

Perhaps in the history of the world we will never know anything like 
the experience and bravery of the Officers and Crew of the Mount \ ernon, 
and of course we were all very happy that Boston is the Home of this Boat. 

(See the story of the "Mount Vernon" on pages 8 and 9, also the 
likeness of the Captain you have all heard so much about) 


Mother (angrily): Whv didn't vou come 
when I called you the first time?' 

Willie: 'Cause I didn't hear vou 'till you 
called the third time. 

Mother: Now how could vou know it 
was the third call unless vou heard the 
other two? 

Willie: Easy enough, ma. I knew it 
was the third time because vou sounded 
so mad. 

* * * 


An army officer in the Philippines 
handed his native servant a pepper cruet 
directing him to fill it. Twenty minutes 
later, the officer, wondering what had 
become of the lad, went into the kitchen. 
"How long is it going to take vou to do 
that job?" he demanded. 

"Not much longer, sir," replied the lad. 
"If you will pardon me, sir, I ask vou to 
remember that it is no small task to force 
the pepper through those little holes." 

* * * 

One broiling August day an aged 
"cullud gemman," who was pushing a 
barrow of bricks, paused to dash the 
sweat from his dusky brow; then, shaking 
his fist at the sun, he apostrophized it 

"Fo' the Lawd's sake, war wuz vuh last 

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Arrangements have been completed 
for the construction, with the financial 
and technical assistance of Americans, 
of a model highway from Peking to 
the important provincial town of Tung- 
chow, 15 miles to the east of the Chinese 
capital. The project has been discussed 
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project by an American engineer. When 
additional funds are available it is pro- 
posed to extend this road to Tientsin. 

* * * 

Stranger: I want to see your great white 

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I never have had a look at the sea, 

I who would love it 
I never have watched from the surf- 
drenched shore 

The brave ships come and go. 
I do not know how the silent tides 

Unfailingly ebb and flow. 

But God who is wise to His children's 
Gives me the wide, low plain, 
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The kildee's sweet refrain. 
And my red-fringed pools are myriad seas 
After the last long rain. 

I never have been where the mountains 
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And mine are the winds that are mountain- 
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for Europe or Asia are now required 
to take out passports of a new de- 
sign, the old ones having been 
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the western continent. The new- 
document is about half the size of 
the old one and has a blue-gray cast 
by reason of a background made up 
of innumerable repetitions of the 
words "United States passport," in 
letters of microscopic size. Within 
the cover the sentence "This docu- 
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* * * 


Naval authorities are manifesting 
much interest in a launching cradle 
lately developed for lifeboats. The 
apparatus enables a small craft to 
be lowered from the high side of a 
listing, sinking ship without diffi- 
culty. More important still, it is 
supposed to overcome the danger 
of a lifeboat being dashed to pieces 
against the side of a vessel at such 
times. The cradle consists essen- 
tially of two curved steel arms that 
are held in place by chains. They 
extend about a foot beyond the 
keel and the same distance above the 
gunwale on one side of a boat, serv- 
ing as a skid that protects the boat 
from being broken on the rails, 
guards, or uprights in its descent 
to the water. 


Miss Prior, a charity worker, was mak- 
ing a visit to a poor woman in a small 
country town. Four little children in the 
family all wore glasses. 

"What a pity!" exclaimed Miss Prior 
sympathetically to the mother. "It seems 
that all your children have trouble with 
their eyes." 

"There ain't nothing the matter with 
their eyes, ma'am," said the mother. 

"Then, why in the world do you dis- 
figure them with those glasses?" asked the 
visitor wonderingly. 

The woman stared at her caller coldly 
and angrily. 

"Why, I think they look lovely!" she 
said. I ^ke glasses on little children. I 
thinks they re rea! dressy." 


It is fitting that the war for the 
world's freedom should be fought 
in the "Cockpit of Europe," which 
for more than a thousand years 
has been the scene of epoch-making 
battles. There is scarcely a foot 
on all the long battle-front in Flan- 
ders and France that has not 
choed to the tramp of armed hosts. 

Lille and Lens, St. Quentin, Laon 
and Rheims, around which the tide 
of battle recently raged, are all 
old-time battle-grounds. Lille was 
captured by Louis XIV., and was 
stoutly defended in 1792 against the 
Austrians. In 1848 Lens was the 
scene of a great battle in which 
the French routed the Spaniards. 
At St. Quentin, on August 10, 1558, 
the army of Philip II. gained a 
victory over the French, and the 
Germans, under Von Goeben, de- 
feated the French in 1871. 

Laon was the centre of fighting in 
the religious and League wars 
against England, and at Laon, 
Blucher defeated the French in the 
year 1814. Near Rheims, in whose 
cathedral French kings have re- 
ceived their crowns, Napoleon 
thrashed the Russians in 1814. 
At Courtrai the Flemings put to 
flight a French army twice their 
strength on July 11, 1302. And at 
Roulers, near Ypres, the French, 
under Pichegru and MacDonald, 
defeated the Austrians in 1794. 

At Amiens the Germans, under 
Manteufel, defeated the French 
48 years ago ; and at Nancy, Ch:. 
the Bold was defeated bv the Swiss 
in 1477. 

From Lens and Arras you can see 
Agincourt, the scene of the historic 
battle of 1415; also Fontenoy, 
where the French routed the Eng- 
lish, Dutch, Hanoverians and Aus- 
trians in 1745; and Sedan, the 
scene of the battle in 1S70 which led 
to the downfall of the French em- 

* * * 


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Build me strong and build me fast; 
Make each bolt a thing to last, 
Make each rivet clinch to hold. 
Build me as they build of old. 
Build me, oh, my able master, 
To withstand all seas' disaster; 
Build me fast and build me faster. 

For the call comes from afar 
Where the world is waging war. 
And our boys are fighting there, 
On the land and in the air. 
So build me strong, my noble master, 
To withstand all seas' disaster; 
Build me fast and build me faster. 
— By Elizabeth R. Hovey- King 

Call a man a liar in your discretion, but 
be careful how you tell him, point blank, 
that he has no sense of humor. Con- 
versely, if you wish to pass his guard, 
flatter his sense of humor. These re- 
marks are called forth by our pleasure at 
this flattering comment from a gentle 
reader : — 

"An editorial sense of humor is, I like to 

believe, of even rarer quality than that of 

my little daughter, though she assures me 

that she only laughs at 'things that are 

reallv funnv, like when somebody tumbles 

down.' " 

* * * 


"This photograph doesn't flatter you, 
'my dear." 

"I'll have to pass up the flattery this 
time. It's for a passport." 

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Chaplain William McNair, U. S. N., 
Chaplain of the Boston Navy Yard, had 
the honor of presenting "Billie Sunday" 
to the Commandant of the Boston Navy 
Yard, on Monday morning, November 
18th. After a pleasant interview, "Billie 
Sunday" left the office of the Command- 
ant and made an official visit to the 
U. S. S. Mount Vernon, where he spoke 

to the crew. 

* * * 

A Dancing Party was given at An- 
thoine's Academy, Somerville, Mass., by 
Mr. Richard McNaught, on November 
14th. The party was largely attended 
by Navy Yard employes and enlisted men 
and women, and was a social success, as 
well as a success financially. 

We hope Mr. McNaught will give an- 
other party soon. 

* * * 


"My son, the early bird catches the 
worm " 

"Yes, pa, and brings it home to his 
children. Isn't it a lesson for you?" 

— Boston Transcript 

* * * 

By Wilhelmina Stitch 
Straight Talk 

O listen women to my word, you really 
do look most absurd. Your skirts are far 
too short, you know, your boots much 
higher up should go. At least these two 
should quite well meet ; you look so funny 
on the street with inches six of exposed 
calf, enough to make a p'liceman laugh. 
I saw a lot of girls today, go skipping 
gaily on their way, their furs were fit for 
any queen, they were of haunty royal 
mien. Had they stopped short beneath 
the knee, quite charm ng each of them 
would be, but O below — an ugly sight! 
Their boots were laced so very tight, their 
legs bulged out in strangest way, their 
skirts seemed quite a mile away, and O 
now let me whisper low! if certain girls 
would only go before a looking glass to 
stand, and scrutinize themselves with care, 
they'd blush at what was mirrored there. 
Instead of limbs so straight and dandy, 
alas! They'd find out they are bandy! 

* * * 


"An easy job will suit me." 

"How about winding the clocks every 

"I might make that do. But what's 
the matter with tearing the leaves off the 
calendars every month?" 

— Le Rire. (Paris) 


A new event is being added to the 
list of athletic contests participated in 
at college track meets. It is grenade 
throwing. Dummy grenades have been 
placed on the market which are exact 
duplicates in weight and appearance of 
the deadly hand missiles employed by our 
men in the trenches. In recognition of 
the fact that correct grenade throwing 
may be something more vital than a mere 
accomplishment for our young men, col- 
lege coaches are giving it a place along with 
shot putting and hammer throwing, 
indicating that even our sports are being 
affected by the world war. 
* * * 


The telephone bell rang with anxious 
persistence. The doctor answered the 

"Yes?" he said. 

"Oh, doctor," said a worried voice, 
"something seems to have happened to 
my wife. Her mouth seems set and she 
can't say a word." 

"Why, she may have lockjaw," said 
the medical man 

"Do you think so? Well, if you are 
up this way some time next week I wish 
you would step in and see what you can 
do for her." — Harper's Magazine 

* * * 


The Boston Navy Yard Mutual Aid 
Association which has been established is 
one of the finest organizations ever founded 
here in the Yard. 

Its object is to unite the employees 
of the Yard and to provide for the pay- 
ment of sick, accident and death bene- 
fits. All employees of the Yard are eligi- 
ble to membership. The initiation 
fee is 25 cents and the dues after that are 
10 cents a week. 

All applications for membership must 
be made in writing to a member of the 
Board of Directors and accompanied by a 
fee of 25 cents. 

Application blanks may be obtained 
from Officers of the Association which 
are William A. McDonald, President; 
William Burns, Vice-President; William 
Manning, Treasurer and C. E. Mac- 
Laughlin, Secretary. The Honorary Mem- 
bers are Captain William R. Rush, Cap- 
tain A. L. Key, Captain J. E. Bailey, 
Captain H. R. Stafford, Commander I. E. 
Bass, Commander T. S. O'Leary, and 
Lieutenant A. A. Gathemann. 

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Xenophon Cohn has a tale of his own — 

The tale of an artist-attorney ; 
His mother had praised him and petted 
and raised him 
To play all the pieces of Czerny. 
At nine he could do what Bach never knew 

And at ten he had written a novel ; 
Before he was twenty his paintings had 
Of points to make enemies grovel. 
His dreams were of fame that would carry 
his name 
All the way from the East to El Paso; 
So when he read law, the things that he 
Were the works of George Moore and 
In his briefs to the courts upon contracts 
and torts 
He would quote from the classics ver- 
And his eloquent fury would drive every 
And judge in the county to hate him. 

Xenophon Cohn grew as thin as a bone, 

His flesh and his practice diminished; 
But still his discussions on all the new 
Went on, like his cases, unfinished. 
He sprinkled his speeches with pages of 
And proved that most murders were 
He argued that arson was something a 
Might do for the sake cf the light! 
He talked for a time on the colors of crime, 
He referred to the rhythms of stealing, 
And proved his intenser convictions bv 
Backed up by statistics from Wheeling. 
Though his larynx grew weak, he con- 
tinued to sper' 
And to show that each truth was a 
treason ; 
Till by patient appliance he lost all his 
His money, his friends, and his reason. 

And the lesson is this! when you studv the 
You must shun the enticements of art; 
You must stick to the quarrels of people 
with morals 
And keep the two callings apart. 
There is something absurd in the use of a 
That will stir up the middle-class spleen: 
For art, like a child, should be seen and 
not heard, 
While art to the herd is obscene. 

— Bv Louis L'nterme\er 

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Prizes for Peach Stone Campaign 

Mrs. Ivan Bass 

A gold signet ring was presented 
by the Commandant of the Boston 
Navy Yard to Celia Raphael of 
Charlestown for collecting the larg- 
est amount of fruit stones during 
the recent Peach Stone Campaign. 

Other prizes were awarded: 
Catherine DeStefano — gold locket 
and chain. Ernest Sweeney, silver 

Little Miss Raphael was particu- 
larly honored for her good work 
since the Commandant personally 
presented her with a signet ring, 
engraved for meritorious war work. 
She is very proud, and when the 

presentation was made, exclaimed: 
"I am so glad the ring is large 
enough to go on my middle finger, 
for when I grow up I can transfer 
it to the third, and then to my little 
finger; I will always keep it and 
show it to everybody. 

The three prizes were purchased 
from the Yard Welfare Fund. Com- 
modore Key, Aide to the Com- 
mandant, Captain Gerardi. of the 
New Jersey, and Commander Hay- 
ward witnessed the presentation. 

Mrs. I. E. Bass, wife of Com- 
mander Bass. Engineer Officer, 
residing in the Boston Navy Yard, 
should be given special credit for 
this campaign. She visited schools 
in Charlestown, and explained the 
use of the gas mask, and encouraged 
the little workers. It is very evi- 
dent that the children were very 
much impressed for they worked 
with untiring energy. The result 
is Success in the Peach Stone Cam- 
paign of the Boston Xavy Yard. 

Chief Progressman H. Doher 
purchased a coffee grinder for the 
purpose of grinding the cherry 
stones. In all there were B 
bushels collected. 

These were delivered to J. Mid 
dleby. Jr.. Inc.. 337 Summer Street" 
Boston, who made shipments of al* 
peach stones in and near Boston to 
Washington at their own expense.. 


Two young backwoodsmen in a Canad- 
ian regiment were going into the trenches 
for the first time, and their captain prom- 
ised them a dollar for everv German thev 
, killed. 

One lay down to rest while the other 
performed the duty of watching. The one 
had not lain long when he was awakened 
by the second's shouting! 

"They're coming! They're coming! ' 

"Wh 's coming?" shouted back the 

"The Germans," was the reply. 

"How many a'-e there?" 

"About fifty thousand." 

"Great Scott 1 ' sh^--*"d he. jumping 
: up and grabbing his rifle, "our to; tune's 


As a st ^vas lea harbor 

as a well-dressed passenger ap- 
proached the captain and. pointing to the 
distant hills, inquired: 

"What is that :uff on the hills 


"That is snow, mada: 

"Wei."' remarked the lady, "I the 
so myself, but a told me 

it was Greece." 

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We have received word from the 
Boston Metropolitan Chapter of 
an urgent call upon them from 
Headquarters for 1500 pairs of 
socks per day for the next four 
months. Our first share of this 
quota is 60 pair to be completed 
by December 1^, 1918. 

Are we going to be slackers and 
fall short of our share? 

How many pair will you pledge 
yourself to make ? 

We have now more men in Europe 
than ever before and they must be 
fed and clothed and kept warm 
through this winter. Our work is 
not over till the last man is home and 
it will be months before that event. 

Get busy and show the boys that 
we can work just as hard for them 
now that hostilities are suspended 
as we did when they were in the 
thick of the fight. 


— Demobilization has its dreads. More 
than one soldier will have to go into the 
kitchen to show his admiring relatives his 
newly acquired skill in cooking, and if he 
makes a hit he will never be released. 

— Baltimore American 


Martin Turnbull, Superintendent 

Charlestown Navy Yard Plant Has 

Turned Out Millions of Pounds"^ of 

Manila Rope Since January ^1, 

1916 — Supply Depot for^^^ 

Entire Navy 

During the busy times at the Charles- 
town Navy Yard while this country has 
been at war with Germany, no department 
has shown greater efficiency in speeding 
up production than the ropewalk. The 
ropewalk has been particularly important 
to the Government at this time owing^to 
the fact that this is the only yard in 
which the various kinds of rope used in 
the Navy have been manufactured, and 
all other rope used by the Government has 
to be purchased from outside concerns. 

Working twenty-four hours a day, six 
davs a week, the ropewalk has been a hive 
of activity. All rope, no matter what its 
final make-up, is manufactured from yarn, 
and this yarn may be spun up from Manila 
or American hemp, flax, cotton and other 
products. Of course, the largest output 
has been Manila rope, which comes in 
thirty-one different sizes, varying from K 
inch {% inch diameter) to 10 inches (3K 
diameter). The value of the output each 
week has amounted to $135,000. 

As visitors have not been allowed at the 
the ropewalk during war times, an out- 
sider cannot appreciate the scene of ac- 
tivitv of 232 spindles manufacturing yarn 
at one time. From January 1, 1916lto 
I date, in Manila alone, there has been a 
production of 2,836,939 bobbins of yarn, 
giving a total weight of 29,387,860 pounds. 
j This yarn would reach 2,025,514 miles, or 
eighty-one times around the world at the 
i equator. If it were manufactured into 
! 10-inch rope, the largest at present made 
at the ropewalk, it would reach from Bos- 
ton to Kansas City by way of Chicago' and 
I St. Louis. If these bobbins were piled 
end on end they would make a column 
j 568 miles high: and if manufactured into 
8-inch rope and loaded into freight cars, 
there would be a train fourteen miles long. 
Although Manila is the principal prod- 
i uct of the ropewalk, this enormous pro- 
j duction must not be considered as the 
1 total work which has been done at this 
place. There have been 1,564,653 pounds 
of American hemp yarn spun at the same I 
time. One of the principal products into | 
which American hemp yarn is manufac- 
tured, is tarred marlin, which is used ex- 
tensively in the Navy. If this entire 
output were made at one time into marfin 
there would be enough to reach from the 
earth to the moon and back to the earth 
again, with an end long enough to reach 
once around the earth at the equator, or 
a total of 547,628 miles. 

One corner of the ropewalk is given up 
to the braiding machines which rapidly 
turn flax and cotton yarn into signal 
halyards, lead lines, etc. The produc- 
tion in flax and cotton ropes has been 
498,205 pounds. 

Each day, from 45 to 50 miles of rope 

has been produced and shipped from the 
ropewalk, and only once a week was 
there any let-down in this activity. Each 
Sunday the entire plant has been shut 
down that the machines might be in- 
spected, and any necessary repairs made, 
as well as to give a short period of rest 
for each employee. 

Office of the Commandant 

July 18. 

General Order No. 59. 

Subject : Rate of pay for night shift 

References : (a) Commandant's Gen- 
eral Order No. 58, 29 
June 18. 

(b) Department's let- 
ter 28700, 26254 " 

16 July 18. 

1. The following rules will gov- 
ern in the computation of night shift 
work superseding the rules given 
in reference (a). 

2. The o% additional compen- 
sation is not to be applied to over- 
time work day shift, such overtime 
day work being of an emergency 
character and being compensated 
for in the 50% additional. 

3. The 5% additional pay for 
night work is to be computed on 
night shift work "total earned pay" 
to include any overtime separate 
from regular working hours as given 
in reference (b) from 7 a.m. to 
6 p. m. 

4. Where a shift is computed 
involving day working hours, par- 
ticularly hours after the regular 
working hours, it is judged that 
the extra o% should not be credited 
when a man has worked four or more 
day hours, viz. : between 7 a.m. and 
6 p.m. 

5. The b°/ c compensation is lim- 
ited to regular night work, and is 
not to be applied in emergency night 
work. In other words, a man can- 
not be paid additional 5^ for night 
work for one night's work, but must 
necessarily have to be regularly 
employed on a night shift. 

6. All time shifts covering ni \ 
shift work should be distir.- 
marked in red ink, or starv 

"night shift" across the face of 
W. R. RUSH. 
Captain. Commandant. 

the chit. 



Boston Navy Yard 

Office of the Commissary Officer 

4 December 18. 


In addition to the many improve- 
ments of the Commissary Store 

which have been made during the 
last few months, one of which is the 
installation of a gasoline tank and 
pump on Lincoln Avenue near 
Building 5, for the sale of gasoline 
to those in the naval service own- 
ing automobiles, there has been es- 
tablished at the lower end of Build- 
ing 5 a new shop for the sale of 
all fresh meats, fish, fresh vegetables 
and fruits. This shop includes that 
space formerly occupied by the 
barber shop and band room on the 
lower floor of Building 5 on First 
Avenue, extending through to Lin- 
coln Avenue between the end of the 
building and the print shop. 

The space on First Avenue is 
confined to the actual sale of meats 
some of which are displayed in fine 
ice-cooled plate glass counters, all 
kinds of fresh fish (which will be 
on sale about December loth) and 
all fresh vegetables and fruits in 

This store has been established 
for the greater benefit of the com- 
missioned and enlisted personnel 
and their families of this Navy Yard 
and the vessels arriving at same. 

It can safely be said by one who 
has visited a number of Commis- 
sary Stores at Army and Navy 

Cantonments that the Commissary 
Store at the Boston Navy Yard is 
the best of them all which is only 
in keeping with the progressive 
spirit established by the Comman- 
dant, Captain W. R. Rush, U. S.M. 
and his Staff of Aides. 

The prices of all articles in this 
store in most cases will be reduced 
greatly below the prevailing market 

Since the Commissar}' Store is 
for the benefit of the Navy it is re- 
quested that any criticisms, sug- 
gestions or complaints be made 
as the same will be welcomed at all 

Every man employed in this Shop 
is an experienced man in this line 
of business, so that every one may 
be assured of prompt and satis- 
factory treatment. 

A price list will be issued about 
December 15th and same may be 
had by requesting for it after that 

The present Commissary Store 
as a whole will be conducted along 
the same lines that it has been in the 
past. J. B. HODGKIN, 

Ensign (PC) U.S.N.R.F., 
Commissary Officer. 

RATCHET No. 400 

Fig- No. 

No. 1 Taking Bit Stock Drills, also No. 1 Morse Taper Drills. 
" 3 Taking No. 1 Square Shank Drills, also No. 3 Morse Taper 
Drills from 15-16 to 1% inch. 


Fig. No. 

No. 1 Ratchet complete, with two Collets $8.00 

1 Ratchet with one Collet 7.00 

1 Square or Taper Collet, each 1.20 

3 Ratchet complete, with four Collets 11.00 

3 Ratchet with Square or Taper Collet 8.25 

3 Square or Taper Collet, each 1.25 

3 Reducing Collets or Sleeves, each .75 

This Ratchet is made to conform with the latest specifications of the 
U. S. Navy. 

Order by Figure Number. 

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Mechanics' Tools 

Buffalo, N. Y. 



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One Month Service 

Now I lay me down to sleep, 
I pray the Lord my gear to keep 
Grant no other sailor'll take socks 

or shoes, 
Before I wake. 

Lord please guard me in my slumber 
And keep this hammock on its 

,May no clews nor lashings break 
And let me down before I wake. 

Keep me safely in thy sight 
Grant no fire drills at night, 
And in the morning let me wake 
Breathing scents of sirloin steak. 

God protect me in my dreams, 
And make this better than it seems, 
Grant the time may swiftly fly, 
When myself shall rest on high. 

In a snowy feather bed, 
Where I long to lay my head 
Far away from all these scenes, 
From the smell of half baked beans. 

Take me back unto the land, 
Where they don't scrub down with 


Where no demon typhoon blows, 
Where women wash the clothes. 

God thou knowest all my woes, 

Feed me in my dying throes, 

Take me back, I'll promise then, 

Never to leave home again. 
* * * 


When a ship is torpedoed the 
radio antenna is frequently snapped 
by the springing of the masts. This 
cuts off the vessel's only means of 
communication and prevents it from 
calling for help. To overcome the 
condition an inventor has developed 
a new system of suspending aerials. 
Coil springs are interposed between 
the opposite ends of the antenna 
and its masts so that in case the 
latter are sprung the aerial is auto- 
matically lengthened, even as much 
as 100 feet, if needs be, instead of 

being broken. 

* * # 


Charles M. Schwab praised, in 
an address in Washington, the spirit 
of the Hog Island shipyard. 


"Those men," he said, "are bound 
to succeed. They are determined 
to get there. They remind me of 
the new salesman. f*- 

'"We're rather at sixes and 
sevens here,' the boss apologized 
to the new salesman. 'You'll have 
some difficulty in getting order out 
of chaos, I'm afraid.'" ^ 

'"You leave that to me,' said the 
new salesman, with a confident 
smile. 'I don't know, who Chaos 
is, but I'll get an advertisement out 
of him, by gingos, if I have to hang 
on for a month.'" 

* * * 


A Minneapolis woman had as her'guests 
for a Sunday dinner four soldiers who had 
received her invitation through the War 
Camp Community Club. During dinner 
the hostess was* very much annoyed^ by her 
Swedish maid. Every time she "served 
the boys she burst out'giggling. Unable 
to stand it ldnger the woman followed her 
intoTthe kitchen and demanded: 

"Why, Hilda, what do you mean" by 
insulting my guests in this manner? I 
can't understand it." 

"Oh," giggled Hilda," one of tem soldiers 
ban my fellow." 

—By Pvt. Raymond H. Lufkin, 130th 
Aero Squadron. 

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See that pleased expression on your 
Uncle Sammy? He's pointing out to you 
one of the devices which helped him put it 
over on Kaiser Bill! The "Ideal" was 

This is the machine 
that marks our 
Government ship- 
ments — the ma- 
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relieving transpor- 
tation congestion! 

installed in Government departments 
thruout the country, in order to speed up 
the handling of supplies and ammunition 
to our boys. 

This is the machine you 
should use, Mr. Shipper, to 
mark jour goods — to save 
time, money and trouble in 
your shipping department — 
to please your customers by 
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Copyright, 1918, by Southern Press Syndi- 
God never built a gate across his heaven 

To bar us out, as we 
Build doors across our inner lives 

So none can ever see: 
God never chains the entrance to his 
Or sets a watch dog there, 
As we do in our effort to keep out 

The prodigals of care. 
Not till we show our innerselves can 
Be much to each or all — 
Love has to live that those who love may 
And not behind a wall. 

— By The Benztown Bard 

The Cook Book, by Jane Rush 

There was an old woman who lived in a 

She had so many troubles, she knew not 

what to do, 
One day THE COOK BOOK she 

bought at a store, 
And now she is happy and worries no 


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At a recent examination tor entry to 
the Central Officers' Training School, one 
of the men was given a mental test. The 
first question was answered correctly, 
as was the second; then the lieutenant 
in charge asked the man if he knew where 
the Swanee River was. 

The candidate thought for a minute 
and then with a self-satisfied smile, an- 

"Far, far away." 

— By Corpl. William R. Black, Q. M. C, 
Thomas, Ky. 

• 11 October 18 

General Order No. 64. 
Subject: Identification Tags. 

Discharged workmen will be di- 
rected to turn in their metal identi- 
fication tags to the Accounting 
Office when they apply there for 
their discharge pay vouchers. This 
means of identification will ex- 
pedite the payment of such work- 

W. R. RUSH. 
Captain. Commandant. 

* * * 

The B. F. Keith Co. have been giving |j 
the entire show in both Keith's and 
Boston Theatre with such stars as Lillian 
Russell and Christine Macdonald to all 
boys in uniform on Sunday afternoons gratis 

"The Cook Book" B 

by Jane Rush. S5.00 


If anyone should chance to ask 
you just what part the Boston Navy 
Yard played in the war auxiliary 
work you may answer with as much 
evidence of pride as you wish that 
One Hundred Percent of all the 
persons connected with the Boston 
Navy Yard subscribed to the 1st, 3d 
and Fourth Liberty Loan Issues; 
that One Hundred Percent of all 
persons connected with the Navy 
Yard subscribed to the Red 
Cross, the sum of $40,005.00, and 
they have just subscribed the fat 
little sum of $16,579.47 to the 
United War Work Campaign. 

The following figures also tell a 

story all their own. They were 

presented to Commandant Rush 

I by Captain J. S. Carpenter. The 

"subscriptions to the First Liberty 

Loan were approximately $250,000 

to the Second Loan $512,400, to the 

Third Loan $812,550 to the Fourth 

Loan, $1,182,450. To the Liberty 

Loan Issues we have contributed 

1 in all $2,757,400. We are 100% 

in every war auxiliary. 


The splendid spirit of the con- 
tributors is shown by the fact that 
those who felt unable to purchase 
bonds outright are willing to pay 
for them by the month, having a 
certain portion of their salary de- 
S ducted every second pay day of the 
I month until the bond is paid for. 
I What is more, every person con- 
| nected with the yard gave willingly 
, one half day's pay to the United War 
Work. Those who felt unable to 
pay cash "pledged" and the sum is 
' taken from their salary. 

It is only fair that a word of 
praise be given to those who were 
in charge of this campaign. They 
were Captain J. R. Carpenter, 
Lieut. A. A. Gathemann, Ensign 
R. C. Piper, Chief Yeoman Marie 
A. George and Postmaster, A. F. 

Aside from this everyone knows 
that our 100% standard of which 
we are all proud is due to the splen- 
did management of Commandant 
William R. Rush who rendered not 
only his "co-operation to the fullest 
extent but his personal encourage- 
ment as well." 



A sailor was admitting his habit of 
snoring. "Of course, I have never heard 
mj'self snore, but I have awakened and — " 

"Heard the echo!" rejoined his ship- 

— By Lloyd McGee, 12th Co., Hospital 
School Naval Training Station, San 
Francisco, Calif. 

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